One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have no patience left to tolerate something or someone.‘they have had it up to here with being bossed around’
- ‘I've had it up to here with the overly crowded gyms.’
- ‘I dare say she's had it up to here with politicians and sleaze.’
- ‘I've just about had it up to here but there's nothing I can do to stop him.’
- ‘"I think a new cinematic realism is taking hold as the public has had it up to here of films that have nothing to do with everyday life," he said.’
- ‘I've just had it up to here with her bragging and boasting.’
- ‘I have had it up to here with people refusing to behave like decent human beings.’
- ‘I've about had it up to here with hate mail.’
- ‘The important thing is nothing to do with where the call center is located; the important thing is that customers have had it up to here, and the reasons are the same everywhere.’
- ‘I don't know where it's coming from but it is reverberating quite thoroughly through my living room walls and I have had it up to here.’
- ‘The federal government has had it up to here with mortgage scammers.’
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