sick and tired

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sick and tired

Also, sick or tired to death . Thoroughly weary or bored, as in I'm sick and tired of these begging phone calls, or She was sick to death of that endless recorded music. These hyperbolic expressions of exasperation imply one is weary to the point of illness or death. The first dates from the late 1700s, the first variant from the late 1800s, and the second variant from the first half of the 1700s.
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sick and tired

Thoroughly weary, discouraged, or bored.
See also: and, sick, tired
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Grandfather," said Charley, "I am tired to death of this dismal rain and of hearing the wind roar in the chimney.
You're tired to death, that's what's the matter with you," said Dan, returning.
She says they get tired to death of each other, and can't quarrel comfortably, as they would at home.
I am glad of it," said he, in a much brisker tone, and throwing down the newspaper again, "for I am tired to death.
Allen says it is nine, measured nine; but I am sure it cannot be more than eight; and it is such a fag -- I come back tired to death.
He heard no noise on board, for the young people were as sub- dued and still as people usually are who are nearly tired to death.
I was tired to death of jigging and gallanting, and that bother about the hornpipes.
We started across at eight in the morning, pushing through sand that had no bottom; toiling all day long by the wrecks of a thousand wagons, the skeletons of ten thousand oxen; by wagon-tires enough to hoop the Washington Monument to the top, and ox-chains enough to girdle Long Island; by human graves; with our throats parched always, with thirst; lips bleeding from the alkali dust; hungry, perspiring, and very, very weary--so weary that when we dropped in the sand every fifty yards to rest the horses, we could hardly keep from going to sleep--no complaints from Oliver: none the next morning at three o'clock, when we got across, tired to death.
Look here, you chaps," he said, as his assistant did so, "I'm tired to death, and saddle sore.
I am tired to death of living in this cold, dark, windy, smoky, creaking, groaning, dismal old house.
You're tired to death, and broken down for want of rest.
The cow was by no means very nice in choosing her path; so that sometimes they had to scramble over rocks, or wade through mud and mire, and all in a terribly bedraggled condition, and tired to death, and very hungry, into the bargain.
I was tired to death of these Arabs," he writes, and describes his friends as "petty incarnate Semites who attained heights and depths beyond our reach, though not beyond our sight.
It reads: "Pray forgive this very untidy letter, but I am tired to death with writing letters; half the fools throughout Europe write to ask me the stupidest questions.
Nico herself was tired to death of the Velvets' legacy.