Bored to tears

Bored to tears

Idiom: Bored to Tears


Extremely bored to the point of distraction or irritation, that you almost want to cry in frustration. People can also say “bored to death.”


1. “My professor bored us to tears during yesterday’s lecture.”

2. “My computer and phone are both broken, so I don’t have anything to do. I’m bored to tears.” (Note: Maybe some time away from your electronics is a great time to take advantage of the many things MIT and Boston have to offer instead!)