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    drive someone up a wall/the wall

    Hi. I'd like to know if the article 'a' is also acceptable. I google it on the internet and have found both entries. Do both mean the same thing?


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    Re: drive someone up a wall/the wall

    Both work. I'm not 100% sure of the difference in meaning though, but it probably has to do with specifics:

    [1] 'the wall', the extreme position or situation is known.
    [2] 'a wall', the extreme position or situation is left undefined.


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    Re: drive someone up a wall/the wall

    Many thanks.


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    Re: drive someone up a wall/the wall

    You're welcome.

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