able to take only so much

able to take only so much

Incapable of enduring much physical or mental distress. Quit teasing your little brother, he's able to take only so much. If you're able to take only so much, I would not recommend joining the military—the training is far too grueling. He's able to take only so much, so while he may say that he wants honest feedback for his play, he really doesn't.
See also: able, much, take, to
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