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The meaning of "drive someone up the wall"

" Drive someone up the wall "
Meaning:
Irritate or annoy very much.
Example:
He wouldn't stop going on about it. He was driving me up the wall.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1950s. An extension of 'up the wall' meaning angry.
Where is it used?:
Britain.
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