One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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