bore\ to\ tears


bore\ to\ tears
v. phr.
To fill with tired dislike; tire by dullness or the same old thing bore.

The party was dull and Roger showed plainly that he was bored to tears.

Mary loved cooking, but sewing bores her to tears.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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