badger to death

(redirected from badgers to death)

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 periodicals archive ?
OUR forthcoming campaign to defend our wildlife is more important than ever as Caroline Spelman, the UK Environment Secretary, sentences thousands of badgers to death by allowing farmers to take matters into their own hands.
The court heard investigations had shown Burden had clubbed badgers to death and had even kept a diary of the killing on the estate.
A MIDLAND teenage gamekeeper who clubbed badgers to death and killed two buzzards has been was given a six-month suspended jail sentence.
A Midland teenage gamekeeper who clubbed badgers to death and killed two buzzards ahead of the shooting season was given a six-month suspended jail sentence yesterday.