Definition of bore someone to death (or to tears) in US English:

bore someone to death (or to tears)


  • Weary (a person) in the extreme.

    • ‘Please, you're boring me to tears here: wrap that ring in a performing pigeon and maybe we'll have a deal.’
    • ‘Many of our old friends have admitted that since the war they have found it hard to settle down to the old routine and that there are often times when they are bored to tears.’
    • ‘‘If we were bored to death, honestly I don't think we would do it,’ he said.’
    • ‘I've logged on and tried a couple of chat rooms but they were boring me to tears.’
    • ‘If all of you have not been bored to death and fallen asleep on the keyboard by now, I really do admire your resilience.’
    • ‘He talked a lot about how the money markets work, but kept checking that he wasn't boring me to death.’
    • ‘The children might not learn very much, and they might be bored to tears, but at least they would be safe.’
    • ‘The most relevant fact about reporters on that plane is that they are bored to death.’
    • ‘And despite the fact I have seen many wonders, the likes of which you can only dream about, I'll not be boring you to death with them.’
    • ‘I guess I've avoided this hot topic until now mostly because it bores me to tears.’
    • ‘It's about getting you from here to there without scaring you to death, boring you to tears, or intimidating your socks off.’
    • ‘I don't like doing it, it bores me to tears, and the money, which is good, still isn't worth the time it takes.’
    • ‘So, have I bored you to tears yet, with all this talk about weather?’
    • ‘I've purposely stayed away from reading much about postmodern theory, and most everything I have read just bored me to tears.’
    • ‘If you find that your job is boring you to death or you find a better opportunity, you can quit your job and change with no problems.’
    • ‘That way you can skip stuff that bores you to tears and get straight to the meaty heart of my writerly goodness.’
    • ‘She is really a nice lady and I know she is bored to death.’
    • ‘American politics—at least the election cycle—bores me to tears.’
    • ‘How do you extol the value of hard work and personal sacrifice to today's kids without boring them to tears?’
    • ‘And lately most of my arguments have been with like-minded friends, and this bores me to tears.’