Home / English / Explain phrase “eye outworn”. English Explain phrase “eye outworn”. Posted on02/10/202208/09/2022 Updated on08/09/2022 It means the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play. Related posts: Do you think the school boy is a happy child? Why/Why not? What does this school boy love? Why does he compare himself with a bird in a cage or a plant that withers? What message does the poet want to convey through this poem?