Drive me up the wall

"Drive me up the wall"

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These babies won't stop crying! They're driving me up the wall

 

Don't wear your shoes in the house, it drives your mum up the wall.

 

These road works are so annoying! They're driving me up the wall!

 

What does "Drive me up the wall" mean?


Love

Irritating/annoying/make angry

Difficult

"Drive me up the wall" is


An adjective

A set phrase

We use 'drive me up the wall' when something or someone annoys us and makes us angry or irritated. We can change the pronoun for example, 'drive me/her/him/them up the wall' etc'

 

If we are directly describing an object we use adjectives, for example an 'Annoying cat'.

 

 

It doesn't really mean we are driving a car up a wall!

 

 

 

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