Browned off

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British pronunciation/bɹˈaʊnd ˈɒf/
American pronunciation/bɹˈaʊnd ˈɔf/
browned off
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extremely dissatisfied or irritated

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browned off definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "browned off" and when to use it?

The phrase "browned off" is believed to have originated in British English, likely in the mid-20th century. It may have derived from the notion of something turning brown when it becomes overcooked or burnt, which can be associated with a sense of dissatisfaction or frustration. The expression can be used to express discontent with a specific situation, such as being repeatedly let down by someone or experiencing ongoing inconveniences. It is also used to vent about frustrating experiences, such as dealing with bureaucracy, enduring monotonous tasks, or facing setbacks.

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She was browned off when her computer crashed right before an important deadline.
I'm really browned off by the constant delays in public transportation.
I know I'll be browned off if they cancel our plans at the last minute.
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