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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.
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.
boring in the extreme
Extremely boring. That film was boring in the extreme—it actually put me to sleep in the theater!
silly in the extreme
Extremely silly. I thought that movie was silly in the extreme, but the kids loved it.
boring, silly, etc. in the exˈtremeextremely 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 fartand 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.