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

bore somebody to ˈtears

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bore somebody ˈstiff

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bore somebody out of their ˈmind

(informal) (often used in the passive) bore somebody very much: He bored me to tears with stories about his childhood.After listening to the speech for three hours I was bored stiff.
See also: bore, somebody, tear
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Maybe then we can pinpoint all the things that bore us to tears, we can avoid them like the plague and instead address ourselves to how we can fulfil our potential - at any time in our lives - so that we are never bored again
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.
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.
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?
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.
You'd think after all this time that the old guy would bore us to tears.