bored to tears

If you are bored to tears, it means so you are so bored that it is causing you to be sad, angry or agitated and thus bringing you to tears. Being bored to tears can also mean to be a combination between being bored and tired, which will lead you to tears. Bored to tears is a cliche often used a way to describe the severity of how bored you are, by exaggerating it and insisting you are coming to tears (crying) over how bored you are.