bored to tears


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bored to tears

Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. I was bored to tears listening to that lecture this afternoon.
See also: bore, tear
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ST JOHNSTONE boss Steve Lomas was relieved to end a five-game winless run at home - but admitted the 1-0 defeat of Dundee had him bored to tears.
Dai Greene is desperate for Scottish hurdling sensation Eilidh Child to join him at this summer's Olympics - even if it means being bored to tears by endless chatter about her beloved Hearts.
Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests.
He said: "He is excited to be going to school - he is bored to tears, absolutely bored to tears.
I have been bored to tears watching the matches so far, but at least I have the option of the on/off button
If I was bored to tears before, that certainly woke me from my South African slumber.
But I'm bored to tears with the coverage of his love life.
London, July 20 (ANI): A new study suggests that British people, on average, spend over two years of their lives bored to tears.
Dear Editor, With this eccentric grandstanding what David Davis has essentially overlooked is that most people are bored to tears with the whole 42 days debate (and agree with the 42 days) and trust the judges to implement a rigorous overview of the entire situation.
FOOTBALL punters bored to tears by the shocking FA Cup final have three outstanding reasons to love the game once more as Sunday's Spanish triple bill went no closer to deciding which team would be crowned La Liga champions.
Kitty is bored to tears in China but finds the passion that's missing in her life through an affair with vice consul Charlie Townsend (Liev Schreiber).
WAS literally bored to tears yesterday - cried in the Diary Room about how there is nothing to focus on and people just sit around eating.
Campbell, with his ever-present clipboard, looked bored to tears before he returned to the UK for ten days.
Being a comic writer, part of me wishes I could write a completely incomprehensible play that is so undeniably intellectual that everybody would be so bored to tears, but they'd be compelled to sit through it.