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enough is enough

Meaning: You can say "enough is enough" if you think someone shouldn't do something because they've done it too many times already, or because they've been doing it for too long.

For example:

  • My roommate hadn't paid his share of the rent for two months, so I said, "Enough is enough, Ben. Either find some money for the rent or move out. I can't afford to support you."

  • Vicky asked her teacher for the third extension of the deadline for her essay, but he said, "I'm sorry, Vicky, but enough is enough. It's due this Friday, and that's it."

Quick Quiz:

I couldn't take it any longer, and shouted, "Enough is enough! Stop it!" after my teenage son had been
  1. tidying his room for an hour
  2. doing his homework for two hours
  3. practising the drums for three hours

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