lose (one's) patience (with someone)

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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 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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In general, men of the sword, when they came to his office, had such a want of money, that though their feet seemed to take root in the marble, they hardly lost their patience. Was D'Artagnan going straight to the king?
Schools teachers of District Matiari, Sindh appointed in 2012 in different cadres in Sindh Education department are still waiting to get their first pay from Sindh government and after waiting for a long period of time, they have lost their patience and have announced that they would commit collective suicide in front of office of Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): Newly-elected Trinamool Congress MPs Nusrat Jahan Ruhi and Mimi Chakraborty, who took oath as members of the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, lost their patience when they were swarmed by media on their way out of Parliament on Tuesday,
Residents of the area gathered around the team in a charged mood and when they came to know that it intended to cut off some connections and not to restore power supply, some of them lost their patience and started thrashing members of the team in a fit of anger.
University professor Mersel Bilali assessed that Macedonian citizens lost their patience and politicians abuse this situation and do as they please, without fearing that they will be easily removed from power.
"The residents of Aleppo have not lost their patience despite facing many problems," al-Aqqad added.
In Multan, the citizens irked by prolonged unannounced load shedding, lost their patience came out on the roads and streets in hundreds.
Scientists found that, while the cries are directed at the infant's mother, nearby animals shared the pain - and sometimes lost their patience.
But on Tuesday the courts finally lost their patience with Doherty and sent him to prison.
But when he started rambling a lot of people lost their patience with him.
"But little by little they lost their patience and then the first option was the high ball for Crouch.
TREVOR FRANCIS is set to be fired by Birmingham after the board finally lost their patience with the ex-England forward.
This time, the selectors have lost their patience at England's inability to post a challenging total and the option of including all seven batsman is a realistic possibility with Michael Vaughan and Graeme Hick both likely to be called upon for their off-spin.
USJ employees, who were peacefully protesting in support of their demands since last 44 days, lost their patience when yesterday police arrived that led to a clash.