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Difference between Go on the bend and Go round the bend

go on the bend —(coll.) have a drinking spree:

  • The apprentice may be a wild youth with an earnest desire to go occasionally “upon the bend.”

go round the bend —(coll.) go crazy or behave as if mad (also: go around the bend):

  • If I don’t get some rest, I’ll go round the bend.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase turn the corner—begin to make a recovery from a serious illness or a difficult time:

  • Has California’s economy finally turned the corner?