enough is enough


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enough is enough

Please stop because this cannot continue. Can you watch the baby for a little while? She's been crying all day and enough is enough.
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Enough is enough.

Prov. That is enough, and there should be no more.; Stop! Stop asking for money! Enough is enough! I've heard all the complaining from you that I can take. Enough is enough!
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enough is enough

One should be satisfied; stop, there should be no more. For example, No more speeches-enough is enough, or as Robert Southey put it ( The Doctor, 1834): "As for money, enough is enough; no man can enjoy more." This expression already appeared in John Heywood's proverb collection of 1546 and is often used as an interjection (first example).
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enough is enough

COMMON People say enough is enough when they think that something, usually something bad, should stop. Stop asking questions! You should know when enough is enough. Eventually, enough is enough, and you have to evict them from your house.
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enough is enough

no more will be tolerated.
1997 Earthmatters Unless we say ‘enough is enough’ and start to take habitat protection seriously, the future of the world's wildlife is in jeopardy.
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eˌnough is eˈnough

(saying) used when you think that something should not continue any longer: Enough is enough! I don’t mind a joke, but now you’ve gone too far!
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