bore (one) to tears

(redirected from bore them 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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
PowerGen retail director Duncan Sedgewick said one fifth of people in Coventry felt the names Ronald or Norman conjured up images of people "who would bore them to tears."