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drive someone up the wall

Definition of drive someone up the wall in English:

informal Make someone very irritated or angry: it’s driving me up the wall trying to find out who did what
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  • And each one was rude or stubborn or had some irritating habit that drove him up the wall.
  • The noise is a low frequency vibration which can drive you up the wall when the wind sets it into homes and farms.
  • It's the relentless, mind-numbing repeat tasks that drive me up the wall, and sometimes I can't even be bothered to crawl back down again.
informaldrive mad/crazy, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage
aggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off
British informalwind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
North American informaltee off, tick off, burn up, gravel
vulgar slangpiss off
informal,, datedgive someone the pip
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