foolishness


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(that's) enough (of this) foolishness

1. Stop being silly. Enough of this foolishness—it's too late for you kids to be running around screaming.
2. I'm done with this. This usage is usually provoked by something undesired, rather than something actually foolish or silly. Enough foolishness—I'm sick of working on this project and need a break.
See also: enough, foolishness

(that's) enough (of this) foolishness

 
1. Stop this foolish behavior. Bill: Enough of this foolishness. Stop it! Sally: Sorry. Father: That's enough of this foolishness. You two stop fighting over nothing. Bob: Okay. Bill: Sorry.
2. I have had enough of this. (Does not refer to something that is actual foolishness.) Andy: Enough of this foolishness. I hate ballet. I'm leaving. Sue: Well, please leave quietly. Sally: That's enough foolishness. I'm leaving and I never want to see you again! Bob: Come on! I was only teasing.
See also: enough, foolishness
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"So I just think that people need to understand that if you know your history, if you know the truth, you know that's just foolishness."
Either way "the age of foolishness" seems relevant.
McGovern and our Congress to stop him before his naive foolishness leads to a nuclear Iran and an inevitable nuclear war.
This thoughtful picture book reminds us all that pride and foolishness often go hand in hand, or in this case, "claw in claw."
He added: "It would be inappropriate for Danny to comment pending the hearing, but through the PJA he would like to apologise to all those he feels he has let down through an act of foolishness and, having informed those same people over the last couple of days, would like to thank them for their support.
Now Mary's bravado is seen as foolishness that has endangered the entire mouse world--until ten-year-old Caro's friendship helps out.
Second, no Turks who hold hopes and expectations for the future of Turkey would want to see a leader of Turkey who cannot distinguish between fact and fiction, turned into a leader of contradictions, confrontations, confusions and foolishness.
Former Fifa official Jack Warner, at the centre of new allegations of corruption relating to Qatar's bid for the World Cup in 2022, said the reports this week were "foolishness" and a "witch-hunt".
We have reported many times on the extraordinary levels of foolishness which lead ill-equipped walkers to take to the hills, sparking expensive and potentially risky mountain rescue operations.
Her prediction of the foolishness of being drawn into a federal Europe that she so strongly fought against has been verified by our present catastrophic predicament.
"I appreciate the committee's ruling that I made no personal gain and I regret my foolishness"
"I appreciate the committee's ruling that I made no personal gain and I regret my foolishness in the manner I chose to be reimbursed for work."
A cultural perspective on holy foolishness as a phenomenon that has been vital through the ages is provided by a series of articles, most notably the first English translation of A.M.
The Queen, now in her twilight years has little need of yet another expensive toy, and any money spent on such foolishness, from whatever source would taint celebrations, with a feeling of "let them eat cake" being the Royals' attitude to our present austerity measures that many of us find ourselves in.
Foolishness and using this crisis to stay off work and wander around the Pearl Roundabout and up and down roads will ultimately lead to less jobs, etc etc, no need to list them.