die of boredom

die of boredom

To die because one is so bored. Used figuratively and hyperbolically. If that staff meeting hadn't ended when it did, I would have died of boredom!
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die of boredom

Fig. to be very bored. No one has ever really died of boredom. We sat there and listened politely, even though we almost died of boredom.
See also: boredom, die, of
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You may not become any wiser in love with this film, but you are not going to die of boredom either.
To anyone who fears they would die of boredom on a seven-night crossing without a single port of call, and the added bonus of five 25-hour days as the clocks change, I can only say that there still isn't time enough to fit in a fraction of the activities available.
8220;From our personal experience, we can tell that math can cause a lot of problems to both kids and parents, so we have realized that what kids need in order not to die of boredom when dealing with math problems is just a little bit of fun.
It's about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.
Yet we can bet on the outcome of the QPR game and be (fairly) confident we'll be alive when the match ends, provided we don't die of boredom.
I intend to see the sequel when it comes out even though there's always about five to ten minutes in the middle of these things that I think I will die of boredom.
However, he should really have stayed in self-imposed sleepy exile because if you stay awake for this Nightmare On Elm Street you'll die of boredom.
Get your act together, guys, before we all die of boredom.
Neither was it one of those dos where conversations wither and die of boredom.
There's every chance that audiences could die of boredom well before the end of Koepp's film and its emotionally-manipulative, mawkish denouement which recalls Scrooge's transformation in A Christmas Carol.
If I am going to die of boredom, isolation and starvation with only palm trees for company, I'd much rather do it happy with a glass (I assume the glass would be included
letters to Father Christmas," until both teachers and pupils alike die of boredom.
Yet until Ramos's bold substitution, this match had looked destined to die of boredom - an encounter between one side still revelling in their Carling Cup glory and another who are bursting with anticipation at their own Wembley appearance in the FA Cup semi-final two weeks from now.
However, those who know him are well aware that it is not just the love of the game that is driving him to stand again for the EP; they know he would die of boredom if he had to quit the EP and go back to where he came from, the Cour des comptes, which took him on in 1983 when he left the Ecole nationale d'administration - a course he took after nearly a decade as a university teacher.
Only one snag" the process must begin with the removal of the reproductive system" so you can live for 500 years but you'll probably die of boredom along the way.