bore (one) 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.
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bore someone stiff

 and 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.
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You are either turned to the child's fresh, young mind, or you can bore them stiff. With the publication of A Chuildren's of Sindh all of us are discovering this rare talent in Hamida Khuhro, the historian, and perhaps she is herself discovering it.