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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It appears to be foolishness that prevents these people from appreciating some fundamental realities that have been proven time and again, but which many of the "foolish" seem to fail to grasp.
But his uneasy supporters will be concerned he has once again allowed his carefully-constructed public image to be tarnished by his own foolishness.
It is foolishness not to take these people out of the shadows and normalize their immigration status.
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Conflict actually increases our strength," Mehyar says, "because we can see the foolishness of it.
Paul puts it, "Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God's spirit, for they are foolishness to them .
Will the foolishness of the right wing last as long as the pyramids?
If Jesus is not the way and the truth and the life, if indeed he has not saved us by his life, death, and Resurrection, all popes and bishops, sacraments and canon law, stately hymns and simple rituals are mere foolishness.
His foolishness almost cost him his life, yet instead of eating him, the Wagarl showed him mercy, and tasked him with a special punishiment, a mark, and a sacred responsibility to look after its snake brethren.
If you are even less lucky, you will find none of the above, make numerous wrong choices, run off the road any number of times with considerable damage to yourself and others then with your last act of foolishness finally figure out what is important.
They may have had their lives wrecked by the foolishness of others or been left unable to work.
One wasn't sure whether to deplore their foolishness or to admire their dedication.
But he didn't have the heart or, as some cynics see it, the extraordinary foolishness, to make one speech during the European elections.
Even The Prince can be contradictory, as Machiavelli admits that circumstances can make one ruler's magnanimity looks like another's foolishness.