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die of boredom

To be so utterly bored that one feels as though one cannot tolerate it any longer. If that staff meeting hadn't ended when it did, I would have died of boredom! Everyone was dying of boredom by the end of his presentation.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"But he died 18 months later he died of boredom. His passion was his work, and he had nothing to wake up for." Well before they reach retirement age, people should make sure their job isn't consuming their life, Massimo said.
By the time the case comes to the courts I would have died of boredom in jail.
And of a whale seen with a dead calf that may have been poisoned by plastic, The Grand Tour host wrote in a Sunday newspaper: "It may have been shot by a fisherman or died of boredom."
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SEP 16, 1979 THERE was a time when Italian football was so fixated on defence the game almost died of boredom. The worst example came on the first day of the Serie A season 36 years ago when teams were so desperate not to kick off with a defeat seven of the eight Saturday games ended in draws, five of them goalless.
Indeed, the people have had no luck obtaining the "mantle" of the Revolution, and have nearly died of boredom at its "chatter".
But in the time it takes him to do so, at least one person watching at home has died of boredom.
Additionally, when a major change was suggested, it was endlessly discussed in committees until the suggestion died of boredom.
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As far as I know, no child has died of boredom. Today's parents-feeling guilty perhaps because they're too busy-can be "over-nurturing." They pamper, spoil and overcompensate for their lack of time.