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21 / 02 / 2007

DO SOMETHING TO DEATH: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's expression is: To do something to death

It means: to do or perform something so often that people become tired of seeing or hearing it; they become bored. To overuse something. 

As you can see, it is closely related to yesterday's expression ADJ TO DEATH.

Example 1:
That joke has been done to death, but people still laugh at it. I don't understand why.   

Example 2:
He talked me to death, so I finally agreed to sell him the company on his terms. I didn't want to listen to him anymore!

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