do (something) to death

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do (something) to death

To overdo something, so that the thing in question is now regarded as boring or irritating. I don't know, we've done roses to death—let's do something exciting and different with the floral arrangements for this dinner. I'm picking out a different song for karaoke because you've done this one to death!
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do something to death

perform or repeat something so frequently that it becomes tediously familiar.
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ˌdo something to ˈdeath

(informal) talk or write about a subject, or perform a play, etc. so often that it is no longer interesting: Some people think that the theme of romantic love has been done to death in poetry.
See also: death, something