pester out of

pester (one) out of

1. To annoy, irritate, or badger one continually or relentlessly to no longer do something. My husband pestered me out of buying the sports car I wanted.
2. To annoy, irritate, or badger one to an extremely unpleasant degree. Typically followed by "one's mind/senses/wits/etc." The kids have been pestering me out of my wits lately because they want the latest video game console.
See also: of, out, pester
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pester someone out of something

1. to annoy someone out of doing something. Dave pestered Mary out of going away for the weekend. He pestered her out of leaving without him.
2. to annoy one out of one's mind, senses, good manners, etc. I was pestered out of my mind by a series of silly questions.
See also: of, out, pester
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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