bore (someone) to tears

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bore (someone) to tears

To bore someone to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. The professor bored the whole class to tears. This film bores me to tears.
See also: bore, tear
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He tells people that books bore him to tears and yet, later, he steals away to a storage facility to write in his journal and read Melville and Ezra Pound.