Definition of be browned off in English:

be browned off

phrasal verb

British
informal
  • Be irritated or depressed.

    ‘they're getting browned off with the overtime’
    • ‘The Colonel said that some of his men were browned off because there had been no opposition on the beaches.’
    • ‘One was shot down and we were browned off to pick up the crew of that Junkers - they didn't like the idea of scrambling up the net and asked for ladders.’
    • ‘Instead, they were browned off with religion altogether, and only ever went to any church thereafter for a wedding or a funeral.’
    • ‘Corporate Games is a ‘special venture’ for managers, the best clients and business partners that have been browned off with pattern thinking and endless hours of office work.’
    • ‘Come next year the electorate will be browned off with both Kenny and Rabbitte moaning and will vote for the old reliables again.’
    • ‘He was browned off too - bored out of his mind in a garden pond swimming round the same cement gnome every day.’
    • ‘Well dear I suppose you'll be browned off with all that, but if you want to hear of more experiences let me know.’
    • ‘I always thought I played safe in that respect but I guess the censor was browned off or something, it's silly to take things to that extent.’
    • ‘So they apparently were browned off with sunbathing and got starting to leave.’
    • ‘Therefore it is very easy to see why supporters are hugely frustrated and very browned off.’
    fed up, irritated, annoyed, exasperated, irked, put out, peeved, piqued, disgruntled
    View synonyms