bored silly

bored silly

Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. I was bored silly listening to that lecture this afternoon.
See also: bore, silly

bored silly

 and bored to distraction; bored stiff; bored to death; bored to tears
very bored; extremely dull and uninteresting (Usually an exaggeration.) I was bored silly at the lecture. The dull speaker left me bored to distraction. I am bored to tears. Let's go home.
See also: bore, silly
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Barry is a pilot, first glimpsed in 1978 at the controls of a TWA flight; he messes with the pedals, shaking the plane and freaking out the sleeping passengers -- just for a laugh, or because he's irresponsible, or because he's bored silly. Barry's an adrenaline junkie, and a bit of a child; years later, after he's become a millionaire, he likes to say goodbye before every flight across the Gulf of Mexico by cheerfully mooning his family (and the camera).
Now for the next four months you'll be bored silly by politicians asking if you want to leave or remain in the European Union.
Terrified by Return To Oz, stunned by Jurassic Park, bored silly by Titanic, while Twister and Batman Returns were awarded multiple viewings.
I'm bored silly with the latest exercise trend, the latest health fad, the best advice for losing those pesky five pounds.
"For example, if I go shopping I would expect my wife would want to pick out a dress and I would be bored silly being dragged along as a lot of men usually are unwillingly.
"I was bored silly walking the dogs three times a day when I had the energy to do something more useful."
"I've been bored silly. It's not as easy as you think it is, keeping completely silent," she chirps in a voice that sounds positively ethereal, like it's being transported gently on air.
Stacey is on maternity leave but bored silly at home, so she goes back to work on the market stall, much to her family's dismay.
She admits she is not much of a football fan, saying: "I don't watch the football if Wayne's not playing; it's not exciting to me." Asked if she is "bored silly" having to watch the match on TV if she has seen it live she said: "I go to bed.
Normally I am bored silly by plant life and the garden centre business, but now I am becoming very Kim Wilde and planting herbs with abandon.
One minute they're bored silly with being inside one of the world's most impressive cathedrals.
It's only been two weeks and I am bored silly with what she has been saying and, although I often get up and find an excuse to leave the office, she follows me and carries on talking.
Are you bored silly? Whatever your thoughts, please let me know.