‘Drive someone bonkers’ / ‘Drive someone nuts’

‘Driving me bonkers’ has the same meaning as as `driving me crazy’. Someone who is `bonkers’ acts in a silly or crazy fashion.

Examples:  ” The new rule that has been introduced in the club is driving everyone bonkers.” *  ”Sulochana’s kids are hyperactive. Whenever they visit us, they drive my mom bonkers.”  * “Venu was bonkers to ask for such a big raise.”  * “The children went bonkers when they saw the cake and the ice cream.”

It is also possible to say, `nuts’. It has the same meaning as `bonkers’.

Examples :  “The way people drive in our city. It drives me nuts.” * “Hey, this city is full of nuts. It’s not surprising they drive you bonkers!”

Source:  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, August 15 , 2005.

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