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[predicative] Mad:‘the way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts’
- ‘Every now and then we go nuts trying to explain what has to be done to connect to the Internet.’
- ‘The kids were driving me nuts with their arguing and bitching to one another so I suggested a trip with Daddy today.’
- ‘The tune drives her so nuts she's turned it off but she's on her third warning now.’
- ‘He must be nuts she thought as the assassin roughly took hold of her upper arm and led her to a dim booth near the back.’
- ‘They're constantly on/off which drives me nuts and I end up shouting at them both.’
- ‘Some owners will put up with behavior from their animals that would drive other people nuts.’
- ‘That sort could drive you nuts trying to guess what they were, where they were coming from.’
- ‘Then, the next day, when the team arrived in Prague with the cup, the city went nuts again.’
- ‘He'd go nuts filling his pouches with sunflower seeds and rebuilding his nest in the little hamster house he had.’
- ‘It used to drive me nuts that he wasn't worried about being half-an-hour late.’
- ‘We recently went to Turkey for the first time and everyone was just going nuts and singing along.’
- ‘While his film songs drive some admirers nuts, that genre is no big deal for him.’
- ‘If you go ahead with the sacrifice you are doing what by all standards of reason and morality is simply nuts.’
- ‘Our wives think we're nuts working long hours for such a small amount of money, but we love being here!’
- ‘A couple of months ago I went a bit nuts researching what kind of digital piano to get for our house.’
- ‘One thing that drives me nuts about that culture is the way they favour males.’
- ‘He went nuts with the freaky squeally noises only once or twice, but when he did, it was awesome.’
- ‘But now my parents are going all nuts at me for working so much, and not studying as much.’
- ‘I did exactly the thing that used to drive me nuts when I worked in Retail.’
- ‘Apparently the Japanese are going nuts over it, but they seem to be nuts over games in general.’
exclamationoften nuts to you or 'him' etc.
An expression of contempt or derision.
- ‘So nuts to you if you fix the sucker and then fail to get it working decently and have no choice but load Windows again.’
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