be done to death

be done to death

To be commonly seen or done, to the point of boredom or oversaturation. Book reports on Bridge to Terabithia have been done to death—can't I write about something else?
See also: death, done
References in classic literature ?
His ingenious mind instantly suggested a way by which the baronet could be done to death, and yet it would be hardly possible to bring home the guilt to the real murderer.
Stapleton's first idea was that this young stranger from Canada might possibly be done to death in London without coming down to Devonshire at all.