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    hi,
    what does 'bored witless' mean?

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    just a guess...utterly/completely bored...?

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    That's right- so bored you become frustrated.

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    Bored to death!

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    So bored that your eyes glaze over, your breathing slows down, and someone could stick a pin in you and you wouldn't notice. So bored that an insurance seminar suddenly sounds like an exciting alternative.

    BTW, in AmE, we usually say "bored senseless" or "bored silly."

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    Often, witless is used as a euphemism for the vulagrity, sh*tless, especially in the expression, "I was scared witless."

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    Or bored stupid

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    Bored out of your mind.

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    Chairman of the bored.

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    thanks everyone for the replies.. so it is the same as 'bored stiff'?

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