die of boredom

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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.
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As chronic boredom is closely linked with depression, and that can bring people to the brink of despair and self-destruction, the notion of dying of boredom may not be that unfeasible.
I do hope Alfred Jarry's spirit is dying of boredom in the afterlife and will find a moment to give this matter a glance.
Having made an impressive feature-directing debut with the similarly straightforward ``Trees Lounge'' and honed his, um, criminal chops helming episodes of TV's ``Oz'' and ``Homicide,'' Buscemi gives us a sense of lived-it prison life - not absent the expected predations and sudden outbursts of violence, but rich with the moment-to-moment calculations required just to get through another day without dying of boredom.
At first glance, American Beauty--the critical and commercial hit of the fall and a sure bet for a Best Picture nomination as the DreamWorks production heads into the upcoming Oscar race--is a portrait of a nuclear family in meltdown: Dad, Kevin Spacey, is dissatisfied; Mom, Annette Bening, is meticulous; daughter, Thora Birch, is dying of boredom.
It is more exciting to feel at the radical edge, but that is the territory of the enfant terrible or the monstre sacre whose shocks save the world from dying of boredom.
There were no casualties this time, but unless An Taoiseach Brian Cowen gets a personality we all are in fear of dying of boredom.
When millions of small savers in building societies collected "free" cash from a series of flotations during the 1990s, their main worry as shareholders seemed the risk of dying of boredom.
WHEN millions of small savers in building societies collected "free" cash from a series of flotations, during the 1990s, their main worry as shareholders seemed the risk of dying of boredom.
Yesterday, Cruddas injected a bit of interest into a contest that seemed to be dying of boredom.
While the chaotic carnage is not without an initial charm, your most serious danger is dying of boredom.
The exercise, designed to test the skills of the emergency services, was a very British affair - people dying of boredom before they could be decontaminated from the deadly effects of sarin.
The SNP's Duncan Hamilton is the latest to decide a career outside Holyrood is a better alternative than dying of boredom.
Like the majority of the nation's television viewers, the Villa faithful was in danger of dying of boredom at half-time as the first half of this FA Cup classic produced little to warm their hands.
It is a potent mix and, after his two goals against Cameroon and another against Chile, it was no surprise when he broke the deadlock in what was a game dying of boredom.