bore (one) to tears

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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

bore somebody to ˈtears

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bore somebody ˈstiff

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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
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Dad might bore you to tears with his talk of music in his day compared to the current 'noise you kids are listening to'.
Other pundits bore you to tears with propaganda and they should be ashamed of themselves.
If you're a die-hard action seeker, then perhaps a multitude of films packed with giant explosions won't bore you to tears. Fans of computer-generated graphics will love how films are manipulated on the other hand.
Others, like the Pharrel Williams-produced "If He Wanna," may bore you to tears. The few points where Latifah is candid--rapping like the straight-up Jersey girl she is in "The Light" and singing about lovers being strangers and big girls not crying in "Runnin'"--make for the best songs of all.
"I'll be brief so I don't bore you to tears," says Pete in a promise he fails to keep.
DOES the idea of working up a sweat in the gym bore you to tears? Do you make the effort to get there so infrequently that each visit effectively costs pounds 200?
Lovers of dark chocolate can bore you to tears with stories of how good those flavonoids are good for you, but beyond that, there is some evidence that chocolate could improve your health.
Do that pair not bore you to tears as well, or am I missing something?
They won't bore you to tears. Their warranty will cover you at least for 10 full years.
He said: "He's a great fighter but his performances bore you to tears. If he fights at 5am British time, I don't stay up - I record it and watch it later.