(to be) sick to death




Idiom Definition

"to be sick to death"

to be completely bored and perhaps upset with something that has been occurring for too long a time

Idiom Definition - to be sick to death

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be sick to death

Gail is missing.  She has not been seen since after school and now it is almost nine o'clock at night.  Gail's mother has telephoned to school and all of Gail's friends.  No one has seen or heard from Gail.  Gail's mother is so very worried that something has happened to her daughter.  Gail's mother is thinking of calling the local hospitals to see if Gail has been hurt.

Is Gail's mother sick to death with worry about Gail?



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be sick to death

The government has announced that they will raise taxes again.  The government raised taxes last year and the year before that and two times the year before that.  There are no new government services to justify the increase in taxes.

Are you sick to death of the government raising taxes?





to be sick to death - Usage:

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to be sick to death - Gerund Form:

Being sick to death with worry is not good for your mental health.


to be sick to death - Examples:

1)  I am sick to death of the government raising taxes.

2)  You are sick to death of reality TV programs.

3)  He is sick to death of the boss taking all the credit for good ideas.

4)  She is sick to death of all her clothes and shoes.

5)  We are sick to death of losing game after game.

6)  You (all) are sick to death of the same boring routine.

7)  They are sick to death of always reading bad news in the newspaper.

8)  We are sick to death of the tea party obstruction.

9)  Some people have had you taking from them their whole lives and are sick to death of it.

10)  I'm sick to death of using the Paypal cart system payment method.

11)  You're sick to death of hearing that the drug war is a failure? 

12)  I'm sick to death that the Progressives think that everyone else is misinformed.

13)  I am one of those who is sick to death of the spinelessness of our Democratic party leadership.

14)  Everybody who isn't on the government dole is sick to death of this guy.

15)  I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.

16)  We were both sick to death of our domestic arrangements.

17)  As markets, as workers, both of us are sick to death of getting our information by remote control.

18) He was sick to death of spelling it and pronouncing it for people. 

19)  I for one am getting sick to death of liberals trashing this country.

20)  I can't wait to read the articles from music critics who are just sick to death about who is making all the money.