drive sb up the wall
- Are you trying to drive me up the wall stop asking that stupid question.
drive sb around the bend / send sb round the bend
- My mother's been driving me around the bend.
- Staying at home all day was driving her around the bend.
rub sb up the wrong way / rub sb the wrong way
- As soon as they met they started to rub each other up the wrong way.
put/get sb's back up
- Just ignore him - he's only trying to put your back up.
ruffle sb's feathers
- She knows how to ruffle his feathers.
put/set the cat among the pigeons
- If you tell them this shocking news, I believe that will put the cat among the pigeons.
not be on speaking terms
- They had an argument last night and now they're not on speaking terms (with each other).
give sb an earful
- I bet Sue gave you an earful when you got home.
give sb a piece of your mind
- I'm going to give that mechanic a piece of my mind if the car's not fixed this time.