Translation of "wear thin" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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wear thin


C2 If your patience wears thin, you become less and less patient.

I've warned you several times about being late and my patience is wearing thin. 我多次警告你不要迟到,我对你已经失去耐心了。

C2 If something such as a joke wears thin, it becomes boring or annoying or stops being funny or effective, because it has been seen, heard, or used too much.

Tony, the joke is beginning to wear thin now - it's time to stop. “托尼,那个笑话现在已经变得不那么可笑了,我们很多人都听够了。”
Her standard excuse for being late was beginning to wear thin. 她迟到时常用的那个借口已经开始不太管用了。

(Translation of “wear thin” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)