Definition of do something to death in US English:

do something to death

phrase

  • Perform or repeat something so frequently that it becomes tediously familiar.

    ‘a subject that has been done to death by generations of painters’
    • ‘He even bends a spoon using the power of his mind - even the debunking of that trick has been done to death.’
    • ‘Hitler and the Nazis have been done to death academically.’
    • ‘Racing games have been done to death so these days they have to fall into two categories: genuine world-beaters or average games with a great gimmick.’
    • ‘Strindberg's Miss Julie has been done to death recently.’
    • ‘Mr O'Sullivan said the incinerator issue had been done to death here.’