Bore them to tears - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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bore (someone) to tears
To bore someone to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. The professor bored the whole class to tears. This film bores me to tears.
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.
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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