lose patience


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lose (one's) patience (with someone)

To become or start becoming annoyed, exasperated, or angered (by someone), especially to the point of snapping at them verbally. I'm sorry for losing my patience with you earlier—I didn't get much sleep last night. I know he's being infuriating, but try not to lose your patience.
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lose patience (with one)

To become or start becoming annoyed, exasperated, or angered by someone, especially to the point of snapping at them verbally. I'm sorry for losing patience with you earlier—I didn't get much sleep last night. I know he's being infuriating, but try not to lose patience with him.
See also: lose, patience

lose patience (with someone or something)

to stop being patient with someone or something; to become impatient with someone or something. Please try to be more cooperative. I'm losing patience with you.
See also: lose, patience
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Residents of Dinas Powys are beginning to lose patience as the traffic through their village gets worse by the day.
But where I do lose patience is with the lengths they will go to justify their demand - the latest being the ludicrous claim that their boys, who range in age from nine to 16, "would love a baby sister".
Time is of the essence and, if progress is not being made, people will lose patience."
These quick counters can be effective, especially later in the match when the opponents lose patience.
He may lose patience if he's coming home to see you every weekend and you're weeping all over him.
We are concerned these people will lose patience and will not feed us.
I think the Arsenal fans are losing patience and I think the hierarchy will lose patience as well, which is a shame.
The fans began to lose patience recently - chants of "you're not fit to wear the shirt" rang around Upton Park - as West Ham went 11 Premiership games without a win.