English version

drive somebody to distraction

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrive somebody to distractiondrive somebody to distractionto continue annoying or upsetting someone very much The baby’s constant crying drove me to distraction. distraction
Examples from the Corpus
drive somebody to distractionOr will his lack of ambition drive you to distraction?Mrs. Swanson was being driven to distraction by her mischievous son.Zoe talks her dad into letting her have driving lessons but she and Janine drive Garry to distraction.They lived inside a person's body and wriggled about until their presence drove him to distraction.And just like in the Kronenbourg ad she can't stop driving men to distraction.His constant invasion of her privacy was driving her to distraction.
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