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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?



 
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:40 pm   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-34 "Responses (7)", question 7

Jill: 'I've waited 3 hours for a bus now.'
Frank: '.........'

(a) What a bore!
(b) What a boar!
(c) What bores!
(d) What boars!

Test No. incompl/elem-34 "Responses (7)", answer 7

Jill: 'I've waited 3 hours for a bus now.'
Frank: 'What a bore!'

Correct answer: (a) What a bore!
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What a bore #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2005 23:24 pm   What a bore
 

It means How dull!

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What does "How dull!" mean? #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:16 am   What does "How dull!" mean?
 

Could you please explain to me What does "How dull!" mean?
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #4 (permalink) Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:19 am   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

Please have a look at these definitions:

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bore
noun
1 [C] DISAPPROVING someone who talks too much about boring subjects:
I had to sit next to Michael at dinner - he's such a bore.

2 [S] INFORMAL an activity or situation that is annoying or unpleasant:
Ironing is such a bore.
[+ ing form of verb] It's an awful bore cooking a meal every night.

dull (BORING)
adjective
not interesting or exciting in any way; boring:
She wrote dull, respectable articles for the local newspaper.
He's pleasant enough, but deadly dull (= very boring).
[+ to infinitive] It's such a bore to have to write this out all over again.
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #5 (permalink) Wed Aug 25, 2010 0:04 am   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

I think right answer should be "What a boar!" . Jill waited 3 hours for a bus, that means that bus driver doesn't work well and Jill has a right to say that bus driver is boar.
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #6 (permalink) Thu Mar 03, 2011 15:24 pm   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

hi,
Could you explain to me why don't use "what bores" ?
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #7 (permalink) Fri Feb 15, 2013 22:56 pm   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

Hi teachers
Could it be right to say "how boring" instead of what a bore
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #8 (permalink) Fri Feb 15, 2013 23:01 pm   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

'What a bore' refers to the person.
'How boring' refers to the subject matter.
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #9 (permalink) Fri Feb 15, 2013 23:19 pm   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

Thank you for helping me,i get your explanation in general
I am a little confused yet, because this conversation refers to the subject matter ( waiting 3 hours)
Am i right dear teacher?
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #10 (permalink) Sat Feb 16, 2013 0:16 am   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

OK, sorry. I didn't look at the original sentence and though you were referring to someone considered to be a bore.
In this case 'what a bore' refers to the wait and you could use 'how boring'.
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What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"? #11 (permalink) Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:12 am   What does this phrase mean: "What a bore"?
 

thank you very much
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