drive up a/the wall

drive up a/the wall
drive (someone) up a/the wall — see wall, 1
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Main Entry:drive
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drive (someone) up a/the wall
informal : to make (someone) irritated, angry, or crazy

Your constant tapping is driving me up the wall!

Her voice drives me up a wall. [=her voice is very annoying to me]

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Main Entry:wall

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • drive me up the wall — cause me to feel anxious; go around the bend    I won t babysit at the Kaplans. The kids drive me up the wall …   English idioms

  • drive someone up the wall — verb To make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate. Her persistent nagging and constant bickering with me nearly drove me up the wall …   Wiktionary

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