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bore through (someone or something)

1. Literally, to create a hole in an object or material. You're going to need a special drill to bore through something this thick.
2. By extension, to penetrate one's inner self or emotions, often in a deeply affecting way. I had to turn around and look at the mysterious man because his gaze just bore through me.
See also: bore, through

boring old fart

An older person, typically male, especially one whose views or attitudes are considered boring or old-fashioned. Ah, don't mind that boring old fart. He's just cantankerous because he isn't up to speed with the way of today's youth. I've fully embraced that I'm going to be a boring old fart when I get older.
See also: boring, fart, old

boring in the extreme

Extremely boring. That film was boring in the extreme—it actually put me to sleep in the theater!
See also: boring, extreme

silly in the extreme

Extremely silly. I thought that movie was silly in the extreme, but the kids loved it.
See also: extreme, silly

boring, silly, etc. in the exˈtreme

extremely boring, silly, etc: I must admit, it’s puzzling in the extreme just how these books found their way here.
See also: extreme

boring old fart

and BOF
phr. & comp. abb. a very boring older person. (see also birds of a feather.) Bob’s dad is a vintage BOF. But all old guys are. Don’t be a boring old fart. Let’s go out tonight.
See also: boring, fart, old
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Had the civic body evolved a strategy to ensure unhindered water supply then the citizens would not have resorted to illegal boring of water pumps.
Half of the respondents in the north of England said racing was boring to watch, but only 39 per cent in London did.
The ground conditions were primarily cobble and hard pan dirt, a combination that could lead to difficult boring if done improperly.
If the boring is done underwater, the State Regulatory Agency (SRA) may require advance notice prior to installation, says the MSC.
Imagine how many will do a double-take if it said, 'Welcome to Dull, Sister Community of Boring'"
"Most of the families have lived in Boring for generations so everyone knows everyone else in town."
The girl was able to break free and run to safety, Boring said.
"If they say the match against Anderlecht was a boring game I understand, I also think it was a boring game.
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List of localities of Antigonambonites with Trypanites borings and its boring rates Locality Number of Number of Boring rate, studied bored valves % valves Vaike Pakri, NW Estonia 10 0 0 Paldiski, NW Estonia 8 1 12.5 Maek la, NW Estonia 15 0 0 Lava River, Russia 45 4 8.8 Volkhov River, Russia 64 17 26.6 Lynna River, Russia 19 3 15.8 Syas River, Russia 12 5 41.7 Gornaya Sheldina, Russia 26 4 15.4
Schoolchildren find summer holidays only slightly less boring than being at school, according to research carried out at Birmingham's Millennium Point.
Boring through a rocky mountain requires different construction methods than scooping out muddy soil beneath an ocean or compacted sand under a large city.
Gun boring is the conventional approach to machining engine blocks, according to Szuba, who directs R&D at Lamb.
An outsider to running might think nothing could possibly be more boring, tedious, and brain-numbing than to run 26.2 miles, unless, of course, it was to run an even greater distance.
Many observers agree that municipal public works managers have been slower than privately-owned utility companies in accepting trenchless construction with horizontal directional boring equipment.