Drive someone up the wall Meaning:
1. Annoy or irritate someone very much.
Put someone into an extreme position or situation. (= force someone up the wall)
If someone or something drives you up the wall, he/she/it annoys you very much or
pushes you to an awkward or extreme position.
The heat in this apartment drives me up the wall!
The company didn't fix the problem until the government forced it up the wall.
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