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bear away

1. To carry or transport someone or something away. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bear" and "away." We sat teary-eyed on the platform as the train bore our only son away to college. A team of laborers began bearing away the debris, piece by piece.
2. In sailing, to steer the boat away from the direction of the wind. The helmsman began shouting for the crew to bear away to gain a burst of speed from the increasing wind.
See also: away, bear

bear off

1. To carry or transport someone or something away. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "bear" and "off." We sat teary-eyed on the platform as the train bore our only son off to college. A team of laborers began bearing off pieces of the debris one at a time.
2. In sailing, to steer the boat away from the direction of the wind. The helmsman began shouting for the crew to bear off in order to gain a burst of speed from the increasing wind.
3. In sailing, to steer the boat away from some obstruction or other hazard. Be sure to bear off those rocks. The last thing we need now is a breach in the hull.
4. In backgammon, to clear a checker off the board, the objective of the game. Now that all of his checkers are home, he can begin bearing off.
See also: bear, off

bear off from (someone or something)

1. To carry or transport someone or something away from someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "bear" and "off." We sat teary eyed on the platform as the train bore our only son off from us. A team of laborers began bearing pieces of debris off from the wreckage.
2. In sailing, to steer the boat in the direction away from something else. The helmsman began shouting for the crew to bear off from the wind in order to gain a burst of speed.
3. In sailing, to steer the boat away from some obstruction or other hazard. Be sure to bear off from those rocks. The last thing we need now is a breach in the hull.
4. In sailing, to move away from something else. The steamer bore off from the island, leaving several people stranded.
5. In backgammon, to clear a checker from a particular position on the board. You can't bear off from the three-point yet because there are still checkers on the four-point.
See also: bear, off

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 someone'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 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

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

silly in the extreme

Extremely silly. I thought that movie was silly in the extreme, but the kids loved it.
See also: extreme, silly
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bear off (of something)

to turn off a road or course. Bear off the main road to the left. Don't bear off too sharply.
See also: bear, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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