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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So if you're a female bee you work yourself to death, and if a male, you die of boredom!
I'd rather see a doctor in my own home than die of boredom in a waiting room.
They want war because if there is none, they'll die of boredom)," he added.
You would die of boredom. A rare adventure is indicated.
You could literally die of boredom. By rights, you should have more freedom later this weekend.
Watch this film if you are in the mood for a romance punctuated by a generous dose of drama, tears and heartache.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.
“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.
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. But I didn't die and I could have done worse with my time.
VILLAIN More philosophically, do I wish to live to be 100 and then die of boredom? Anyway, perhaps it is my genetic code which will determine my future health not the contents of my dinner plate.
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.
We will die of boredom. The British do not fight over the electoral law, nor do they exchange accusations of forging the civil registry lists or transferring the voters' records from one region to another or forging the electoral cards.
Neither was it one of those dos where conversations wither and die of boredom. Rather, it was an evening where old friends met and connected over photographs that spoke to one and all.