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dead tired

Totally exhausted or fatigued. I was dead tired after working my third 12-hour shift in a row.
See also: dead, tired

be tired to death of (something)

To be or become exceedingly wearied by, bored of, or exasperated with something. I'm tired to death of doing my boss's errands. If something doesn't change soon, I'm going to quit! I was all gung-ho about this graduate program when I first began, but I must admit that I've been tired to death of these boring lectures lately.
See also: death, of, tired

tired to death of (something)

Exceedingly wearied by, bored of, or exasperated with something. I'm tired to death of doing my boss's errands. If something doesn't change soon, I'm going to quit! I was all gung-ho about this graduate program when I first began, but I must admit that I've grown tired to death of these boring lectures.
See also: death, of, tired

tired and emotional

A semi-polite or humorous euphemism for drunkenness. Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but Sean's father looked a bit tired and emotional at the picnic, didn't he? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home.
See also: and, emotional, tired

be sick and tired of (something)

To be or become exceedingly wearied by, bored of, or exasperated with something. I'm so sick and tired of doing my boss's errands. If something doesn't change soon, I'm going to quit! I was all gung-ho about this graduate program when I first began, but I must admit that I've been sick and tired of these boring lectures lately.
See also: and, of, sick, tired

be tired and emotional

To be drunk. (A semi-polite or humorous euphemism.) Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but did it seem to you like Sean's father was a bit tired and emotional at the picnic? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home to bed.
See also: and, emotional, tired

dog-tired

  (informal)
extremely tired He usually got home at around seven o'clock, dog-tired after a long day in the office.

be sick and tired of something/doing something

  (informal) also be sick to death of something/doing something (informal)
to be angry and bored because something unpleasant has been happening for too long You've been giving me the same old excuses for months and I'm sick and tired of hearing them! I've been treated like dirt for two years now and I'm sick to death of it!
See also: and, of, sick, tired

be tired and emotional

  (British & Australian humorous)
to be drunk Professor Davis looked a bit tired and emotional, to say the least.
See also: and, emotional, tired

dead on one's feet

Also, dead tired. Extremely weary, as in Mom was in the kitchen all day and was dead on her feet, or I'd love to go, but I'm dead tired. The use of dead for "tired to exhaustion" dates from the early 1800s, and dead on one's feet, conjuring up the image of a dead person still standing up, dates from the late 1800s.
See also: dead, feet, on

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.
See also: and, sick, tired

tired out

Also, tired to death. Exhausted, as in She looked tired out after that trip, or He came home tired to death. The first term dates from the second half of the 1500s; the second, a hyperbole, was first recorded in 1740. Also see sick and tired; to death.
See also: out, tired

sick and tired

Thoroughly weary, discouraged, or bored.
See also: and, sick, tired
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