bore the pants off (of) (one)

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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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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.