do something to death

do something to death
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

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perform or repeat something so frequently that it becomes tediously familiar

a subject that has been done to death by generations of painters

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ˌdo sth to ˈdeath idiom
to do or perform sth so often that people become tired of seeing or hearing it

That joke's been done to death.

Main entry:deathidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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