drive someone up the wall

drive someone up the wall
tv. to frustrate someone; to drive someone to distraction.
These days of waiting drive me up the wall.
Staying in the house drove us all up the wall.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • drive someone up the wall — drive (someone) up the wall informal to make someone very angry or very bored. I was being driven up the wall by their silly chatter. Working in a factory would have driven me up the wall …   New idioms dictionary

  • drive someone up the wall — If something or someone drives you up the wall, they do something that irritates you greatly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • drive someone up the wall —    If something or someone drives you up the wall, they do something that irritates you greatly.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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

  • drive someone up the wall — informal make someone very irritated or angry …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive up a/the wall — drive (someone) up a/the wall see ↑wall, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑drive drive (someone) up a/the wall informal : to make (someone) irritated, angry, or crazy Your constant tapping is driving me up the wall! …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive up the wall — drive (someone) up the wall informal to make someone very angry or very bored. I was being driven up the wall by their silly chatter. Working in a factory would have driven me up the wall …   New idioms dictionary

  • drive someone up a/the wall — drive (someone) up a/the wall see ↑wall, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑drive drive (someone) up a/the wall informal : to make (someone) irritated, angry, or crazy Your constant tapping is driving me up the wall! …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive someone (or go) up the wall — informal make someone (or become) very irritated or angry. → wall …   English new terms dictionary

  • drive\ to\ the\ wall — v. phr. To defeat someone completely; to ruin someone. Poor Uncle Jack was driven to the wall by his angry creditors when his business failed. Bill had to sell his five Great Danes. the high cost of feeding them was driving him to the wall. See:… …   Словарь американских идиом

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