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Totally exhausted or fatigued. I was dead tired after working my third 12-hour shift in a row.
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.
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.
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.
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!
be tired and emotional(British & Australian humorous)
to be drunk Professor Davis looked a bit tired and emotional, to say the least.
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.
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.
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.
sick and tired
Thoroughly weary, discouraged, or bored.