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    #1

    Post Could you express it otherwise.

    How would you say this differently?

    His patience is wearing thin.
    His patience is pretty near at an end.
    His patience is running out.

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    #2

    Re: Could you express it otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by aous02 View Post
    How would you say this differently?

    His patience is wearing thin.
    His patience is pretty near at an end.
    His patience is running out.
    Maybe you want to say:He is losing his patience.

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    #3

    Re: Could you express it otherwise.

    He's at the end of his tether.


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    #4

    Re: Could you express it otherwise.

    He's just about had it.

    He's had it up to here [indicating area on face, usually just below nostrils, with flattened hand held horizontally--as if indicating rising flood waters which are about to overwhelm victim]
    He's had it up to the eyeballs (exaggerated version of above)

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    #5

    Re: Could you express it otherwise.

    He can't take any more.

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