bored to tears


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bored to tears

Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. I was bored to tears listening to that lecture this afternoon.
See also: bore, tear
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The English Benedictine Sebastian Moore once told me that he thought God was probably bored to tears with endless nit-picking about sin.
If you remember the hours you've spent bored to tears in a seemingly endless session where valuable information is lost because of a speaker's poor presentation skills or lack of preparation, you will agree that selecting an articulate, creative and dynamic trainer is vital.
After such a prolonged period the news will be met with a shrug by a lot of voters bored to tears by the endless talks and negotiations.
"I had been bored to tears with untalented rappers and acts showing their pants to hide a lack of talent."
Dai Greene is desperate for Scottish hurdling sensation Eilidh Child to join him at this summer's Olympics - even if it means being bored to tears by endless chatter about her beloved Hearts.
He said: "He is excited to be going to school - he is bored to tears, absolutely bored to tears.
I'll be bored to tears, no EastEnders or Coronation Street.
I have been bored to tears watching the matches so far, but at least I have the option of the on/off button!
Sleep hasn't interested me since I was 14, so I often lie in bed, bored to tears" - Self-confessed insomniac, singer and actress Toyah Wilcox.
London, July 20 (ANI): A new study suggests that British people, on average, spend over two years of their lives bored to tears.
He's still too young for international management and he would have been bored to tears with the longueurs between matches.
And here's a terrible idea: As well as being bored to tears by charisma-free Jones and his idiot wannabes, we the stupefied viewers now have the golden opportunity to lose shed-loads of money by investing in the "winning" company.
FOOTBALL punters bored to tears by the shocking FA Cup final have three outstanding reasons to love the game once more as Sunday's Spanish triple bill went no closer to deciding which team would be crowned La Liga champions.
Campbell, with his ever-present clipboard, looked bored to tears before he returned to the UK for ten days.