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do something to death

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdo something to deathdo something to deathinformal to perform or present an idea, joke etc so often that people become tired of it Most of his material has been done to death by numerous comedians. death
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do something to deathDeath sentences Three members of the illegal Hezbollah organization were condemned to death on March 1 by a criminal court in Tlemcen.And no, the baby never froze to death.Exclaiming that he was already a priest, Quirnus insisted that the magistrate put him to death.This approach to death was appealing.This is grief and hatred and people hacked to death.Two of the blacks arrested were reportedly machine-gunned to death by state troopers at the jail.We will be slowly strangled to death.Will he be caught at last, and put to death?That joke has been done to death.
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