(that's) enough (of this) 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. OK, you've been playing video games all day. Enough of this foolishness—get to work on your book report. Come on, enough of this foolishness. You can bring a few toys with you, but get in the tub so we can get bath time over with.
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. That's enough of this foolishness. Clearly, we can't get this car running again on our own, so I'm calling a tow truck. I've had enough of this foolishness. If you and Amanda won't reconcile, that's fine, but I'm not going to be the messenger between you two anymore.
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(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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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