distraction

(redirected from Distractions)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

bored silly

 and bored to distraction; bored stiff; bored to death; bored to tears
very bored; extremely dull and uninteresting (Usually an exaggeration.) I was bored silly at the lecture. The dull speaker left me bored to distraction. I am bored to tears. Let's go home.
See also: bore, silly

drive someone to distraction

Fig. to confuse or perplex someone. Can't you see you're driving her to distraction? The problems I am having with my boss are driving me to distraction.
See also: distraction, drive

drive you to distraction

to cause you to be unable to think or work That constant buzzing noise is driving me to distraction.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form do something to distraction (to be unable to think of anything else): It is obvious that he loves her to distraction.
Related vocabulary: drive you up the wall
See also: distraction, drive

drive somebody to distraction

to make someone very angry or very bored Looking after six children every day is enough to drive you to distraction. There's a constant buzzing noise and it's driving me to distraction.
See also: distraction, drive
References in periodicals archive ?
Distractions are both more tempting and more destructive than we realize.
Developers should reduce mental distractions by designing systems that are no more demanding than listening to the radio or an audiobook," continued Doney.
In Part One, each one of the six distractions is examined as a case study.
It seems many people still do not understand the dangers of using a mobile phone or other distractions while driving Sergeant Paul Mountford, Merseyside Police
Parents reported that distractions from their children had nearly caused accidents in a number of situations.
Playing the Distraction Zone game will provide teens with lifelong skills that will not only help keep these young drivers safe, but protect highway workers, said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Motorists must actively reflect on the distractions that they are most prone to succumb to, and then actively combat those distractions.
It is interesting that a fifth of respondents would like more challenging work to be less distracted, and that a further quarter claim that a better work-life balance would result in less distractions," said Suhail Masri, VP of sales, Bayt.
To cut distractions at work, try to build an amazing workplace is all about balancing great physical spaces with the right human factor.
The guidance includes expert advice on tackling driver distraction with sponsorship from Romex.
SA Police Traffic Support Branch's Superintendent Bob Fauser said while usage of these apps did not constitute an offence for full licence holders, they were a dangerous distraction and shouldn't be used.
The new measure aims to capture information on distractions that are most likely to affect crash involvement, such as dialing a cell phone.
Driving a car is a very complex task," says Barbara Harsha, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, which estimates that distractions are associated with 15 percent to 25 percent of crashes at all levels.
OptaWorks enables knowledge workers to proactively reduce desktop distractions.