Bore the Pants Off Idiom

Bore the pants off idiom

Look at the comic above and try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'bore the pants off.'  

Bore the pants off:   to be extremely boring or uninteresting to someone else.


Notes:  

As you can see in the comic above the boss is very bored by what his employee is saying at the party. His is so bored his pants are coming off...  

Of course this expression is not literal (it does not mean his pants actually come off in real life!)

It's just a humorous expression.


Examples:

  • Spending the weekend with my in-laws really bored the pants off me.
  • Not only do my grandfather's good-old-days stories bore the pants off  me but he also tells the same stories over and over again.
  • Professor Steven's lectures bore the pants off  everyone and today one student feel asleep on the floor and started snoring very loudly.
  • My roommate's girlfriend is absolutely gorgeous but her stories about modeling bore the pants off  everyone.
  • Romantic comedies bore the pants off me—can we see an action movie instead?
  • I couldn't finish the first Harry Potter book. Everyone said it was great but it bored the pants off me.
  • My boss' speech really bored the pants off  everyone and I was so embarrassed because I wrote it for her.
  • I cannot understand how anyone can watch baseball or golf on television—those sports really bore the pants off me.
  • I was sitting at the opera trying to seem interested but the performance was boring the pants off me.


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