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dead tired

Totally exhausted or fatigued. I was dead tired after working my third 12-hour shift in a row.
See also: dead, tired

be tired to death of (something)

To be or become 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 been tired to death of these boring lectures lately.
See also: death, of, 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

tired and emotional

A semi-polite or humorous euphemism for drunkenness. Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but Sean's father looked a bit tired and emotional at the picnic, didn't he? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home.
See also: and, emotional, tired

be sick and tired of (something)

To be or become exceedingly wearied by, bored of, or exasperated with something. I'm so sick and tired 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 been sick and tired of these boring lectures lately.
See also: and, of, sick, tired

be tired and emotional

To be drunk. (A semi-polite or humorous euphemism.) Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but did it seem to you like Sean's father was a bit tired and emotional at the picnic? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home to bed.
See also: and, emotional, tired

dog-tired

Exhausted. I'm always dog-tired after a day at the amusement park. Mom was dog-tired and needed a nap before dinner.

sick and tired of (something)

Exceedingly wearied by, bored of, or exasperated with something. I'm sick and tired 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 sick and tired of these boring lectures.
See also: and, of, sick, tired

tire of (someone or something)

To lose interest in or patience with someone or something. He always tires of his toys after a few months, so we sell them online. I tired of working in finance and decided to pursue a career in writing.
See also: of, tire

tire (one) out

To exhaust, fatigue, or deplete the energy of one. That long meeting really tired me out. Our new puppy has so much energy that I have to take him for a run each day to tire him out.
See also: out, tire

be tired of (something)

1. To be bored of something. I'm a little tired of pizza. Can we get something else?
2. To be exceedingly wearied or exasperated by something. I'm so tired of doing my boss's errands. If something doesn't change soon, I'm going to quit! I was gung-ho about this graduate program when I first began, but I must admit that I'm tired of the endless lectures.
See also: of, tired

get tired of (something)

1. To become bored of something. I don't want to get tired of pizza, so let's get something else every once in a while.
2. To become exceedingly wearied or exasperated by something. I've gotten so tired 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 gotten tired of the endless lectures.
See also: get, of, tired

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 out

Exceptionally exhausted or fatigued. All that running around has the kids pretty tired out, so we might have a relaxed afternoon inside. I'm pretty tired out after all that travel, but it's good to finally be home.
See also: out, tired

dead on one's feet

Also, dead tired. Extremely weary, as in Mom was in the kitchen all day and was dead on her feet, or I'd love to go, but I'm dead tired. The use of dead for "tired to exhaustion" dates from the early 1800s, and dead on one's feet, conjuring up the image of a dead person still standing up, dates from the late 1800s.
See also: dead, feet, on

sick and tired

Also, sick or tired to death . Thoroughly weary or bored, as in I'm sick and tired of these begging phone calls, or She was sick to death of that endless recorded music. These hyperbolic expressions of exasperation imply one is weary to the point of illness or death. The first dates from the late 1700s, the first variant from the late 1800s, and the second variant from the first half of the 1700s.
See also: and, sick, tired

tired out

Also, tired to death. Exhausted, as in She looked tired out after that trip, or He came home tired to death. The first term dates from the second half of the 1500s; the second, a hyperbole, was first recorded in 1740. Also see sick and tired; to death.
See also: out, tired

dog tired

extremely tired; utterly worn out. informal
The image here, and in the variant dog weary , is of a dog exhausted after a long chase or hunt.
See also: dog, tired

sick and tired

annoyed about or bored with something and unwilling to put up with it any longer. informal
See also: and, sick, tired

tired and emotional

drunk.
This is a humorous euphemism, used originally in newspapers in contexts where the word drunk would lay the publication open to a libel charge. It is particularly associated with the British satirical magazine Private Eye.
See also: and, emotional, tired

be/get tired of something/doing something

be/get bored or annoyed with something/doing something: We got tired of the country and we moved into town.I’m tired of listening to his complaints.
See also: get, of, something, tired

sick and tired

Thoroughly weary, discouraged, or bored.
See also: and, sick, tired

dead on one's feet

Extremely tired. This graphic hyperbole, with its use of “dead” in the meaning of “utterly fatigued,” is probably related to dead tired, where “dead” means “very” or “absolutely.” This locution has been traced to Irish speech and appears in such clichés as dead wrong for “completely mistaken,” dead right for “absolutely correct,” dead certain for “totally sure,” and others. “Dead on one’s feet” became common in the mid-twentieth century. John Braine used it in Life at the Top (1962): “Honestly, I’m dead on my feet.”
See also: dead, feet, on

sick and tired

Disgusted, completely weary of. This expression, also put as sick or tired to death, suggests one is fed up to the point of illness or death. J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur used it in Sketches of 18th-Century America (1783): “I am quite sick and tired of these pretended conscientious non-fighting mortals.”
See also: and, sick, tired
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Keep it short and sweet and have that cute punch line which sums it all up," she says tiredly.
Heaving his bulk tiredly into bed, he mumbled, "Good night, m'dear,' and rolled over wearily.
While Clarke will be scrutinised tiredly in a nation that has always been quick to judge him, Cook is under pressure to ride a wave of sporting success to complete a third consecutive Ashes triumph, on the back of Andy Murray's Wimbledon crown and the heroics of the British and Irish Lions in Australia, the report further said.
From pointing out human and economic injustices to attacking the regime by way of ugly pictures of it and suggesting that victims of oppression ought to band together, there emerges, tiredly and hesitantly, the idea of violence as the only course of action that holds out hope, the only course of action the regime will respect.
But the return of the speedster Stuart Meaker ended the stand with Cosgrove bowled tiredly playing across the line and captain Jamie Dalrymple (11) was bowled in the last over before lunch off an inside edge.
After three false starts - some restaurants just don't open when they say they will - we walked tiredly towards the harbour, thinking that we'd have to make do with sandwiches.
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Having watched numerous nubile teenage girls slithering tiredly up and down their poles in the various bars in PatPong, we decided to ask advice on where to spend a rather more sophisticated evening.
I spoke little but learned to understand French conversation, and something about French cooking: the eggs in aspic remain with me as vividly -- but by no means as tiredly -- as the peach I had enjoyed the previous week.
Instead he trotted over to take the corner and showed just how much his form has slumped by drilling it tiredly at a defender.
Here's my favourite photograph of my mother: smiling tiredly like I remember her, with a seasoned and humourous generosity.
He clucked to the horse, snapped the reins tiredly and drove the rig away.
His luck deserted him in a muddling race and from a prominent position at the first bend, where he got barged wide by eventual winner Ballymac Giggs, he then got hammered at the third and, perhaps a shade tiredly on a hot evening, dropped back to last.
If you were to see them, perhaps trudging a little tiredly off the 18th, you might wonder about their different lives, how they came together in golf, the happy times they have shared together in many miles of travel along the fairways.