do something to death

do something to death
repeat something so frequently that it becomes tedious.
death

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  • do something to death — phrase to do something so much that it becomes very boring The alien invasion movie has been done to death. Thesaurus: to do something again, or to start againsynonym Main entry: death * * * perform or repeat something so frequently that it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flog something to death — british informal phrase to talk about something so much that no one else wants to hear any more about it Thesaurus: to talk continuously and too muchsynonym Main entry: flog * * * ˌflog sth to ˈdeath idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • flog something to death — flog (something) to death British, American & Australian, informal, American to use a particular style or to discuss a particular subject so many times that it is not interesting any more. He basically takes one theme and flogs it to death for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • deal something a death blow — deal (something) a death blow to take an action that causes something to end or fail. New attacks dealt a death blow to the peace talks …   New idioms dictionary

  • sign something's death warrant — sign (something s) death warrant to cause an organization or an activity to fail or end. The cancellation of the multi million dollar order signed the company s death warrant …   New idioms dictionary

  • do something to death — to do something so much that it becomes very boring The alien invasion movie has been done to death …   English dictionary

  • flog something to death — British informal to talk about something so much that no one else wants to hear any more about it …   English dictionary

  • death — [ deθ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the state of being dead: It was clear that Sandra was very close to death. bleed/starve/burn etc. to death: These people will starve to death unless they receive help soon. stab/kick/beat etc. someone to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • death — ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of dying. 2) an instance of a person or an animal dying. 3) the state of being dead. 4) the end of something. ● at death s door Cf. ↑at death s door ● …   English terms dictionary

  • death */*/*/ — UK [deθ] / US noun Word forms death : singular death plural deaths 1) [uncountable] the state of being dead It was clear that Sandra was very close to death. bleed/starve/burn etc to death: These people will starve to death unless they receive… …   English dictionary

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