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You drive me up the wall? #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 08, 2004 17:35 pm   You drive me up the wall?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-14 "Computers", question 3

Do you mean it drives you up the .........?

(a) wall
(b) ceiling
(c) floor
(d) roof

Test No. incompl/elem-14 "Computers", answer 3

Do you mean it drives you up the wall?

Correct answer: (a) wall

Your answer was: incorrect
Do you mean it drives you up the roof?
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I don't understand why it should be wall for the following question.

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You drive me up the wall #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:11 am   You drive me up the wall
 

To drive sb. up the wall is a set phrase which means to make sb. crazy.

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You drive me up the wall? #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:07 pm   You drive me up the wall?
 

What does sb. stands for?
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You drive me up the wall? #4 (permalink) Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:35 pm   You drive me up the wall?
 

sb - dictionary abbreviation of 'somebody'
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You drive me up the wall? #5 (permalink) Sat Aug 14, 2010 22:03 pm   You drive me up the wall?
 

thanx for the explanation!!!!!!
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You drive me up the wall? #6 (permalink) Sat Aug 14, 2010 22:04 pm   You drive me up the wall?
 

thanx for the explanation!!!!!!
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You drive me up the wall? #7 (permalink) Wed May 04, 2011 14:10 pm   You drive me up the wall?
 

I read some explanations and i can get the hang of these questions in the test.
Thanks a lot!
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You drive me up the wall? #8 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2012 8:32 am   You drive me up the wall?
 

drives me up the wall.
meaning the wall pertains to your comfort zone...

so if you are saying up the wall...

it drives you to that extent of losing your mind. as crazy...

why not say you're driving me crazy...

anyway idiomatic expressions is hard to understand...
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You drive me up the wall? #9 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2012 10:19 am   You drive me up the wall?
 

2inay wrote:
why not say you're driving me crazy...

Yep, you can say that, or "driving me nuts/insane".
There're many expressions that fit the bill.
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You drive me up the wall? #10 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2012 10:32 am   You drive me up the wall?
 

That is not what i meant. of idiomatic expressions is hard to understand. It is hard to understand. BUt i am not against of using and understanding it.
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You drive me up the wall? #11 (permalink) Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:38 am   You drive me up the wall?
 

it's too difficult to understand :(
I only got 5 out of 10
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