drive (someone) mad

idiom

1
: to cause (someone) to become mentally ill
Years alone in the jungle had driven him mad.
2
: to annoy or bother (someone) very much
That noise is driving me mad!

Examples of drive (someone) mad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trials, tribulations and coaching changes in Phoenix were enough to drive someone mad. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, 7 July 2021

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“Drive (someone) mad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drive%20%28someone%29%20mad. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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