bore (one) stiff(redirected from bore him stiff)
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bore (one) stiff
To cause one to be extremely bored, to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. Today's lecture bored me stiff.
Extremely bored, especially to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. I was bored stiff listening to that lecture this afternoon.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
bore someone stiffand bore someone to death; bore someone to tears
Fig. to be exceedingly dull and uninteresting. (Stiff means "dead.") The play bored me stiff. The lecture bored everyone to death.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.