do (something) to death

do (something) to death

To do or repeat something so often that it becomes boring or unappealing. Often used in passive constructions. Ugh, Hollywood has done superhero movies to death. Chocolates and bouquets of roses have been done to death, so I thought I'd get you something more interesting for Valentine's Day.
See also: death

do something to death

perform or repeat something so frequently that it becomes tediously familiar.
See also: death, something

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