out of patience

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out of patience

Having no more patience left; unable to remain patient any longer. I've been waiting for almost two hours to be seen by the doctor, and I am nearly out of patience. I could tell the teacher was running out of patience with that troublemaker Jeff.
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*out of patience

annoyed and impatient after being patient for a while. (*Typically: be ~; run ~.) I finally ran out of patience and lost my temper. The boss is finally out of patience with me.
See also: of, out, patience
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I wish I could help them avoid those heartbreaking moments--the ones where you run out of patience and end conversations with anger, irritation and frustration.