Bored out of one's mind
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British pronunciation/bˈɔːd ˌaʊtəv wˈɒnz mˈaɪnd bɹˈeɪn skˈʌl/
American pronunciation/bˈoːɹd ˌaʊɾəv wˈʌnz mˈaɪnd bɹˈeɪn skˈʌl/
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to be bored to an extreme degree

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bored out of {one's} [mind|brain|skull] definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "bored out of one's mind" and when to use it?

The exact origin of the phrase "bored out of one's mind" is unclear. However, it likely emerged from the figurative use of "mind" to represent one's thoughts, mental activity, or overall level of engagement. It is a relatable phrase used to express a profound level of boredom that leaves one feeling mentally drained.

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As I waited for my delayed flight with no entertainment or books, I was bored out of my mind at the airport.
When the power went out and there was nothing to do, I found myself bored out of my mind without any form of entertainment.
Spending the entire weekend doing repetitive household chores left me feeling bored out of my mind.
Sitting through that three-hour lecture on a topic I had no interest in left me bored out of my skull.
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