round the twist

idiomatic phrase

British, informal
: very angry, annoyed, or irritated
Her constant complaining is driving me round the twist.
also : mentally unsound

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of round the twist was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Round the twist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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