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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PowerGen retail director Duncan Sedgewick said one fifth of people in Coventry felt the names Ronald or Norman conjured up images of people "who would bore them to tears.