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    meaning of 'fed up of'

    hi whats the meaning of 'fed up of' /hungry/'be out of your depth.......and what word of class is it?

    thanks!

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    Re: meaning of 'fed up of'

    'Fed up of' is an idiom. It means bored or angry of a bad situation or event that has gone on for too long or a topic that has been talked about too much.

    'Be out of one’s depth’ is believed to be an idiom that means one not having the knowledge, experience or skills to deal with a particular situation or subject.

    ‘Hungry’ is an adjective in its usual meaning of not full, wanting/needing more food; having a strong wish/desire for something.


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    Re: meaning of 'fed up of'

    Note:
    the phrase is NOT 'fed up of...', but 'fed up with..'


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    Re: meaning of 'fed up of'

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Note:
    the phrase is NOT 'fed up of...', but 'fed up with..'
    hi thanks for the message, but those were the correct words i needed to find an answer, even if it is suppose to be 'with'


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    Re: meaning of 'fed up of'

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    'Fed up of' is an idiom. It means bored or angry of a bad situation or event that has gone on for too long or a topic that has been talked about too much.

    'Be out of one’s depth’ is believed to be an idiom that means one not having the knowledge, experience or skills to deal with a particular situation or subject.

    ‘Hungry’ is an adjective in its usual meaning of not full, wanting/needing more food; having a strong wish/desire for something.
    thank you buddhaheart!!

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    Re: meaning of 'fed up of'

    David was correct. The phrase is not "fed up of". This is a common misconception among many British people mainly because they sound similar. Lots of people do not understand this in the UK. Wherever you heard or saw the phrase fed up of it is incorrect so please be careful in the future not to use this.

    Andy


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    Re: meaning of 'fed up of'

    Oxford dictionary says: Some people say ‘fed up of sth’ in informal British English, but this is not considered correct in standard English.

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