badger to death

badger (one) to death

To pester or nag one relentlessly. If you don't answer him, he'll just keep badgering you to death. I've been badgered to death by students all day—I need a break.
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badger someone or something to death

Fig. to bother and annoy someone or some group. If you don't tell him what he wants to know, he will badger you to death until he finds out.
See also: badger, death, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If it is unsuccessful, the baiters bludgeon the badger to death with a spade.
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THIS sickening picture shows two vicious thugs battering a terrified badger to death by smashing its head with a spade.