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*sick (and tired) of someone or something

Fig. tired of someone or something, especially something that one must do again and again or someone or something that one must deal with repeatedly. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~; grow ~.) I am sick and tired of cleaning up after you. Mary was sick of being stuck in traffic.
See also: of, sick

sick (and tired) of somebody/something

annoyed by someone or something fed up (with somebody/something) They visited so often that she was sick of them by the end of the summer. I'm sick and tired of hearing the same old excuses!
Usage notes: usually said about something that you have accepted for too long
Related vocabulary: sick to death of something
See also: of, sick
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I'm sick of living in a time when racial profiling has
I'm sick of the fact that everywhere I go I can see
Whether in refugee camps, living in the West Bank or as Israeli Arabs, Palestinians have all suffered 63 years of being sick of Israeli occupation.
Sick of it All's gravel throated vocalist and all-around amiable fellow Lou Koller, however, can't imagine life without his artistic outlet.
Instead, Sick of it All forged a bond so tight that even caustic tour banter among the members comes off more as endearing than vengeful.
And I am sick of interviews with Aishah Azmi, the Muslim teacher suspended for wearing a veil at a Church of England school in Yorkshire because, quite frankly, I can hardly understand a bloody word she says with that black sheet over her face.
I am sick of her too - sick of all these people who want to rub my nose in their faith.