Drive someone up the wall: When someone or something drives you up the wall, it annoys you or irritates you a lot. Hit the ceiling: When you hit the ceiling, you become angry. A bummer: Something that is annoying or disappointing is a bummer. Down the drain: When you plan to do something, but it is cancelled or doesn’t happen, we say your plans are down the drain or your plans went down the drain. On the shelf: When something is on the shelf, it is not being used. In the same boat: When two people are in a similar, negative situation, we say that they are in the same boat. Leave the nest: When you move out of your parent’s house, you leave the nest.