(to be) bored to tears

Idiom Definition

"to be bored to tears"

to be extremely bored

Idiom Definition - to be bored to tears


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be bored to tears

Ned and Grace are talking in the kitchen one morning before work ...

Grace:  Ready for another day at the office, Honey?

Ned:  I suppose so.

Grace:  You don't sound very enthusiastic.

Ned:  Well, I've been working at the same company for almost thirty years.  I've been doing the same job day after day after day.  I am bored to tears with work.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be bored to tears

One evening, Ryan and Henry are watching television at Ryan's house. They have been watching re-runs of programs they have seen before ...

Henry:  Don't you get a little tired of watching the same old re-runs?

Ryan:  I sure do.  It gets a little boring to watch the same old shows day after day.

Henry:  That's an understatement!  I am sick and tired of the same old re-runs.  In fact, I'm bored to tears with them!

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to be bored to tears - Gerund Form:

Being bored to tears can make it seem like time is moving very slowly.

to be bored to tears - Examples:

1)  I am bored to tears when I have to wait two hours in a doctor's office.

2)  You are bored to tears when you must repeat the same repetitive task for a long time.

3)  He is bored to tears in American history class.

4)  She is bored to tears with her all her old clothes.

5)  We are bored to tears when no one scores any goals.

6)  You (all) are bored to tears when you (all) never change your daily routines.

7)  They are bored to tears when they listen to politicians.

8)  You may well be right, a friend of mine (who I bored to tears with the scenario) said the same thing as you. 

9)  I get bored to tears. After two weeks off at Christmas I went mental.

10)  They leave me at best indifferent or perplexed, at worst bored to tears

11)  I get bored to tears with the same old rigmarole from sceptics.

12)  During the past year, I've been bored to tears by three out of four nights in the theatre.

13)  Perhaps the Brits loved it, but the rest of the world was bored to tears.

14)  Most of us would be bored to tears by constantly hearing the same uninspiring prayers.

15)  I think that I would now be bored to tears stuck on the career path I chose at 21!

16)  It's a pity they are bored to tears with their own underperforming team.

17) Each time I have seen him I have been bored to tears

18)  Truth be told I was BORED TO TEARS with our usual routine at the gym.

19)  I was literally bored to tears with the content of the book.

20)  Most people are bored to tears with their own lives so they create drama.