bore somebody to tears

bore (one) to tears

To bore one to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. The professor bored the whole class to tears. Politics just bores me to tears.
See also: bore, tear, to
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bore somebody to ˈtears


bore somebody ˈstiff


bore somebody out of their ˈmind

(informal) (often used in the passive) bore somebody very much: He bored me to tears with stories about his childhood.After listening to the speech for three hours I was bored stiff.
See also: bore, somebody, tear, to
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