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bore the pants off (of) (one)

To cause one to be extremely bored, to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. Today's lecture bored the pants off me.
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bore the pants off of someone

Fig. to be exceedingly dull and uninteresting to someone. You bore the pants off of me! The lecture bored the pants off of everybody.
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Sadly, no one had the courage to remind Big Ron that his Wednesday team had just bored the pants off 30,000 disgruntled home supporters.
And maybe he did it because Mrs Prim and Proper bored the pants off him.
He bored the pants off neutrals, yet the defensive organisation and fitness of the team eventually overcame their lack of quality.
The Ancient Mariner in the Coleridge poem was so desperate for an audience that he stopped a wedding guest, held him with his boney hand and rheumy eye, and bored the pants off him.
Compare that with the time Meg Ryan came to this side of the pond and famously bored the pants off the nation with an excruciatingly dull chat on Parky.
The French misery guts, whose long-running transfer dispute with Arsenal bored the pants off football fans the length and breadth of the country, was responding to British newspaper reports suggesting he was fed up with the game and ready to quit for good.
It is a recipe for disaster and perhaps provides the best explanation as to why for the 65 minutes until Rooney's introduction, this game must have bored the pants off Sky TV viewers.
Time after time in recent years, England have left the home comforts of Wembley for dangerous, foreign fields, bored the pants off the natives plus millions more back home, but got a result.