Definition of drive someone up the wall in English:

drive someone up the wall

phrase

informal
  • Make someone very irritated or angry.

    ‘it's driving me up the wall trying to find out who did what’
    • ‘The noise is a low frequency vibration which can drive you up the wall when the wind sets it into homes and farms.’
    • ‘Its shouty hardcore-style vocals and insanely overused thrash-metal-hardcore snare drum attack drove me up the wall.’
    • ‘His contrived jollity is driving me up the wall.’
    • ‘Now that I have a daughter of my own, I can't help wondering when the time will be right for me to start driving her up the wall.’
    • ‘Before long, however, the perky pensioner is running rings around the pair with an unending series of demands and unneighbourly behaviour that drives them up the wall.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And each one was rude or stubborn or had some irritating habit that drove him up the wall.’
    • ‘We spend a lot of time out in the garden and the sound of the fork - lift trucks drives you up the wall.’
    • ‘There was something cloying about Charlie's attentiveness that drove her up the wall from time to time.’
    • ‘With all the deadlines and projects driving me up the wall, I decided to take a break from all these and go for a short therapy session.’
    enrage, incense, anger, infuriate, madden, inflame, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, peeve
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