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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Unless we get thunderstorms which offers the Beeb no end of fresh meteorological material with which to bore us to tears.
One spoiled ballot paper - one small, suitably futile blow against the ruling elite; the insuperable centre ground, destined to bore us to tears for a thousand years.
So before any more authors bore us to tears with their wild speculations, would they at least provide us with some proof of a starting point for the blood line of Jesus?
Let's face it, this saga has been even more tedious than last week's Edinburgh derby and the Amazonian rainforest has suffered enough without any more trees being felled to bore us to tears with Scottish football's biggest non-story.
FOR 1,140 mind-numbing hours we watched the Big Brother housemates bore us to tears.
Michelle Collins fell asleep, and then Gill managed to bore us to tears at the Dial Bar in Covent Garden.
The decision means that the media will bore us to tears over it, we'll be hammered by propaganda from both sides until we really couldn't give a toss, and on the great day we'll either not bother to vote at all, or we'll do the terribly British thing and opt not to trust Johnny Foreigner.