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Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. I was bored silly listening to that lecture this afternoon.
bored sillyand bored to distraction; bored stiff; bored to death; bored to tears
very bored; extremely dull and uninteresting (Usually an exaggeration.) I was bored silly at the lecture. The dull speaker left me bored to distraction. I am bored to tears. Let's go home.
drive someone to distraction
Fig. to confuse or perplex someone. Can't you see you're driving her to distraction? The problems I am having with my boss are driving me to distraction.
drive you to distraction
to cause you to be unable to think or work That constant buzzing noise is driving me to distraction.Related vocabulary: drive you up the wall
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form do something to distraction (to be unable to think of anything else): It is obvious that he loves her to distraction.
drive somebody to distraction
to make someone very angry or very bored Looking after six children every day is enough to drive you to distraction. There's a constant buzzing noise and it's driving me to distraction.