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boring in the extreme

Extremely boring. That film was boring in the extreme—it actually put me to sleep in the theater!
See also: boring, extreme

carry (something) to extremes

To do something in an excessive or overzealous manner. With the way Phil keeps bossing us around, he's really carrying his title of "interim manager" to extremes.
See also: carry, extreme

go from one extreme to another

To change or shift between two very different states or things. A: "Why's Mom so upset? I thought she was happy that I moved out." B: "Yeah, well, you know Mom—she tends to go from one extreme to another." Snow one day and 60 degree sunshine the next? Boy, the weather around here sure can go from one extreme to another!
See also: another, extreme, go, one

go from one extreme to the other

To change or shift between two very different states or things. A: "Why's Mom so upset? I thought she was happy that I moved out." B: "Yeah, well, you know Mom—she tends to go from one extreme to the other." Snow one day and 60 degree sunshine the next? Boy, the weather around here sure can go from one extreme to the other!
See also: extreme, go, one, other

go to extremes

1. To take drastic measures toward some goal or end. I'm not surprised that he rigged the student council election—he seems like the type to go to extremes to get what he wants.
2. To act in an excessive or overzealous manner. Don't go to extremes scouring your whole house for my charging cord—just let me know if you happen to see it.
See also: extreme, go

in the extreme

To the furthest extent or degree. Geez, that film was boring in the extreme—it actually put me to sleep in the theater! I thought that movie was silly in the extreme, but the kids loved it.
See also: extreme

kill (someone) with extreme prejudice

To kill someone without hesitation, mercy, or discernment. The general warned the rebels that they must either surrender or be killed with extreme prejudice. We must kill these terrorists with extreme prejudice to ensure the safety of our country.
See also: extreme, kill, prejudice

silly in the extreme

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

take (something) to extremes

To do something in an excessive or overzealous manner. With the way Phil keeps bossing us around, he's really taking his title of "interim manager" to extremes.
See also: extreme, take

terminate (someone) with extreme prejudice

To kill someone without hesitation, mercy, or discernment. The general warned the rebels that they must either surrender or be terminated with extreme prejudice. We must terminate these terrorists with extreme prejudice to ensure the safety of our country.

go from one extreme to the other

to change from one thing to its opposite. You go from one extreme to another about Tom—one day angry, the next day perfectly happy.
See also: extreme, go, one, other

go to extremes (to do something)

to be excessive in one's efforts to do something. Auntie Jane will go to extremes to make us all comfortable. Let's not go to extremes! We've already spent enough on gifts for the kids.
See also: extreme, go

terminate someone with extreme prejudice

murder or assassinate someone. euphemistic, chiefly US
The expression originated in the terminology of the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1970s.

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

go to exˈtremes

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carry/take something to exˈtremes

behave in a way that is not moderate or normal: She really goes to extremes, spending such huge sums of money on entertaining her friends.You never go out after dark? That’s taking being careful to extremes, isn’t it?
See also: extreme, go

in the extreme

To an extreme degree: eccentric in the extreme.
See also: extreme
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