March 03, 2016 FYI: "Drives me up the wall" is an idiom. March 03, 2016/ Matthew Dicks My first grade daughter: "I love Charlie, even when he drives me up the wall."She paused. Smiled. Then continued."By the way, 'drives me up the wall' is an idiom. I learned it in school. Do you know what an idiom is, Daddy?"