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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

Very or extremely boring. Geez, that film was boring in the extreme—it actually put me to sleep in the theater!
See also: boring, extreme

silly in the extreme

Very or 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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I am going to put the boringness back into Sunday" Jarvis Cocker, launching a new radio show "If you're not a raving beauty you'll always be skirting round the interesting parts.
Answer: I think it stems from a lot of places - general frustration with the bureaucracy and boringness of some classical music organizations, and just a desire to do something new for a passionate audience.
Burnley is conveniently located," said Danny, "near Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Bolton and Blackburn so despite the boringness that is Burnley there is plenty to do outside the town.
The young American attempted to impress the locale by telling his personal website: 'Burnley is conveniently located near Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Bolton, and Blackburn so despite the boringness that is Burnley, there is plenty to do outside of the town
They say that if you want to survive in this world you have to suffer through the boringness of school.
Mostly, we are stuck with the utilitarian boringness of buildings like Lloyd House on Colmore Circus.
But its ordinariness and even boringness only make me like it more; ordinary places where extraordinary events have occurred are my favorite kind.