tired to death

tired to death

1. Extremely exhausted or fatigued. I'm was tired to death after all that travel, but it's good to finally be home. You must be tired to death from such a long bicycle ride—you were gone for nearly four hours!
2. Exceptionally wearied by, bored of, or exasperated with something. I'm tired to death of doing my boss's errands. If something doesn't change soon, I'm going to quit! I was all gung-ho about this graduate program when I first began, but I must admit that I've grown tired to death of these boring lectures.
See also: death, tired

tired to death of (something)

Exceedingly wearied by, bored of, or exasperated with something. I'm tired to death of doing my boss's errands. If something doesn't change soon, I'm going to quit! I was all gung-ho about this graduate program when I first began, but I must admit that I've grown tired to death of these boring lectures.
See also: death, of, tired
References in classic literature ?
"Grandfather," said Charley, "I am tired to death of this dismal rain and of hearing the wind roar in the chimney.
"You're tired to death, that's what's the matter with you," said Dan, returning.
She says they get tired to death of each other, and can't quarrel comfortably, as they would at home.
"I am glad of it," said he, in a much brisker tone, and throwing down the newspaper again, "for I am tired to death. I only wonder how the good people can keep it up so long.
"Girls, dear, I'm tired to death. I feel like the man without a country -- or was it without a shadow?
He heard no noise on board, for the young people were as sub- dued and still as people usually are who are nearly tired to death. He wondered what boat it was, and why she did not stop at the wharf -- and then he dropped her out of his mind and put his attention upon his business.
I was tired to death of jigging and gallanting, and that bother about the hornpipes.
"Ain't you tired to death? Don't you want to lie down?" said Fanny, sitting on the side of the bed in Polly's room, and chattering hard, while she examined everything her friend had on.
We started across at eight in the morning, pushing through sand that had no bottom; toiling all day long by the wrecks of a thousand wagons, the skeletons of ten thousand oxen; by wagon-tires enough to hoop the Washington Monument to the top, and ox-chains enough to girdle Long Island; by human graves; with our throats parched always, with thirst; lips bleeding from the alkali dust; hungry, perspiring, and very, very weary--so weary that when we dropped in the sand every fifty yards to rest the horses, we could hardly keep from going to sleep--no complaints from Oliver: none the next morning at three o'clock, when we got across, tired to death.
Jo, you look tired to death. Come and kiss me, baby."
"Look here, you chaps," he said, as his assistant did so, "I'm tired to death, and saddle sore.
"I am tired to death of living in this cold, dark, windy, smoky, creaking, groaning, dismal old house.
'Yes,' replied Nicholas, 'tired to death: and, what is worse, might have remained at home for all the good I have done.'
You're tired to death, and broken down for want of rest.
The cow was by no means very nice in choosing her path; so that sometimes they had to scramble over rocks, or wade through mud and mire, and all in a terribly bedraggled condition, and tired to death, and very hungry, into the bargain.