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wear thin

informal
If your patience wears thin, you become less and less patient
逐漸失去耐性
I've warned you several times about being late and my patience is wearing thin.
我多次警告你不要遲到,我對你已經失去耐性了。
Bad-tempered
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
(因出現太多而)失去吸引力(或趣味),不再有效
Tony, the joke is beginning to wear thin now and a lot of us have had enough.
「托尼,那個笑話現在已經變得不那麼好笑,我們很多人都聽夠了。」
Her standard excuse for being late was beginning to wear thin.
她遲到時常用的那個藉口已經開始不太管用了。
Deteriorating and making worse
(Definition of wear thin from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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