lose patience (with one)

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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.
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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.
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For instance, if you lose patience with someone from the continent don't give them two fingers because they won't know what you mean.
For besides being isolated from the rest of the world, their disability is not a visible one, Someone in a wheelchair will invariably complain that too many people try to help them, whereas we soon lose patience with someone who is deaf.