have enough of sb/sth
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British pronunciation/hav ɪnˈʌf ɒv ˌɛsbˈiː slˈaʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
American pronunciation/hæv ɪnˈʌf ʌv ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/

to no longer have the tolerance to endure more of something

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to [have] enough of {sb/sth} definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "have enough of someone or something" and when to use it?

The origin of the phrase "have enough of someone or something" can be traced back to the idiomatic use of the word "enough" to indicate reaching a limit or saturation point. The phrase itself likely emerged from the natural expression of feeling overwhelmed or fed up with someone or something after enduring it for an extended period. This expression is used when someone has reached their limit or tolerance level regarding a specific person's behavior, a recurring situation, or an ongoing issue. It can be applied to relationships, work environments, social interactions, or any aspect of life where there is a feeling of being overwhelmed, annoyed, or dissatisfied.

I've had enough of your attitude.
By the time they realized his true intentions, they had already had enough of him and ended the relationship.
The workers are going on strike because they have had enough of low wages and poor working conditions.
She had had enough of the constant interruptions, so she told her co-workers they could stick their interruptions.
The party host had enough of the disruptive guests and decided to show them the door, putting an end to their unruly behavior.
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