bore stiff(redirected from bore someone to tears)
bore (one) stiff
To cause one to be extremely bored, to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. Today's lecture bored me stiff.
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.