Translation of "wear thin" - English-Traditional 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. 我多次警告你不要遲到,我對你已經失去耐性了。

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。

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