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bored stiff

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bored stiff

adjective phrase

bored to death (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Why, you'd be bored stiff in a week, and you'd get sick to death of one another in a month.

    The Eldest Son Archibald Marshall
  • A man is telling a woman that he is just bored stiff with everything on earth.

    The Harlequinade Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Sister Madge is bored stiff by my company, but was polite enough to pretend that she was anxious about you.

    His Unknown Wife Louis Tracy
  • But men did not intimidate her, and on a regular passenger ship she'd have been bored stiff by having to associate with the women.

    A Woman's Place Mark Irvin Clifton
  • Surrounded by over-anxious parents, spoilt, no children to play with, bored stiff by adults.

  • Often youd be wretched and bored stiff and lonely, and often youd be frightfully homesick, and then youd regret all youd lost.

    The Circle W. Somerset Maugham
  • We're in the country at this moment, and we're not bored stiff—far from it.

    The Eldest Son Archibald Marshall
  • I wouldn't put my nose inside the ballroom without him; vowed I'd be bored stiff.

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  • "I'm bored stiff," confessed Delia, in a whisper, linking on to Irene's arm.

  • He informed me that he was 'bored stiff,' could see that I was, and had 'coralled' a few more choice spirits.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton

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