badger to death

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badger to death

To pester or nag someone relentlessly. A person's name or a pronoun can be used between "badger" and "to." 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.
See also: badger, death

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
References in classic literature ?
The quantity was gradually and regularly increased, according to the needs and capacities of the patient, until by and by you would find him disposing of his one grape per second all the day long, and his regular barrel per day.