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bore through (someone or something)

1. Literally, to create a hole in an object or material. You're going to need a special drill to bore through something this thick.
2. By extension, to penetrate one's inner self or emotions, often in a deeply affecting way. I had to turn around and look at the mysterious man because his gaze just bore through me.
See also: bore, through

boring old fart

An older person, typically male, especially one whose views or attitudes are considered boring or old-fashioned. Ah, don't mind that boring old fart. He's just cantankerous because he isn't up to speed with the way of today's youth. I've fully embraced that I'm going to be a boring old fart when I get older.
See also: boring, fart, old

boring in the extreme

Very or extremely boring. Geez, that film was boring in the extreme—it actually put me to sleep in the theater!
See also: boring, extreme

silly in the extreme

Very or extremely silly. I thought that movie was silly in the extreme, but the kids loved it.
See also: extreme, silly

boring, silly, etc. in the exˈtreme

extremely boring, silly, etc: I must admit, it’s puzzling in the extreme just how these books found their way here.
See also: extreme

boring old fart

and BOF
phr. & comp. abb. a very boring older person. (see also birds of a feather.) Bob’s dad is a vintage BOF. But all old guys are. Don’t be a boring old fart. Let’s go out tonight.
See also: boring, fart, old
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Yet, of course, story ballets--sometimes with those wordy, obscurantist outlines in playbills that were indeed (Terry was right) occasionally listed as the ballet's "argument"--often went boringly too far; sometimes what was happening onstage bore little relation to the printed scenario.
According to Frank Gens, senior vice president of Research at IDC, "Beneath the surface of an almost boringly moderate growth rate of 6%, 2005 will be a year of enormous turbulence in the IT market with lots of consolidation and realignment in many sectors.
We thought she was the boringly competent vicar's daughter whose jokes are so rare they get plaques to mark the occasion.
But her music isn't endearing - it's weirdly distant and boringly faultless.
The selection of United's FA Cup match as a feast to place before the nation is boringly naff anyhow.
5 Very boringly, I raced into the shops and bought some eggs before starting work so I could make some muffins.
The drab greys and brown of the (to a native of West Yorkshire) boringly flat East Yorks have been transformed into gigantic dynamic works of brilliant purples, oranges, greens and blues, more reminiscent of Gaugin's Tahiti than the Wolds' Tibthorpe.
In all fairness, it wasn't exactly hard, seeing as this is the most pathetically, boringly predictable storyline of all time.
Wouldn't it be nice to be told those sort of things rather than the boringly predictable?
GOING DOWN: After much deliberation I will boringly go for all three promoted clubs to make an instant return to the Championship.
Italy, who used to be boringly defensive (like us), scored a second goal when they could have been wasting time as we did.
The same kind of people, given medals and titles, twice, in ceremonies at Buckingham Palace, every year' boringly given to people who are naturally talented in running, or singing or acting, or sport or retailing (have I missed something?
And once again we've heard the same old boringly repeated calls for domestic use of fireworks to be banned.
Pagini might make, the British Sports-car company Noble has earned platitudes from the press and public and now we have Ascari and their creation the rather boringly names KZ1.
In a nutshell: Silly, boringly filmed French action-comedy.