(to be) sick and tired

Idiom Definition

"to be sick and tired"

to be completely bored and perhaps upset with something that has been occurring for too long a time

Idiom Definition - to be sick and tired


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be sick and tired

Two university students are sitting in their American History class.  They are listening to the professor drone on and on and on about some boring detail of American history.  The professor has been talking and talking about the same uninteresting detail for three classes.  One student turns to the other student and says ...

"You know, I am getting sick and tired of listening to the same boring details day after day."

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be sick and tired

The government has announced that they will raise taxes again.  The government raised taxes last year and the year before that and two times the year before that.  There are no new government services to justify the increase in taxes.

Are you sick and tired of the government raising taxes?

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to be sick and tired - Gerund Form:

Being sick and tired of something you cannot change can be frustrating.

to be sick and tired - Examples:

1)  I am sick and tired of the government raising taxes.

2)  You are sick and tired of reality TV programs.

3)  He is sick and tired of the boss taking all the credit for good ideas.

4)  She is sick and tired of all her clothes and shoes.

5)  We are sick and tired of losing game after game.

6)  You (all) are sick and tired of the same boring routine.

7)  They are sick and tired of always reading bad news in the newspaper.

8)  I am sick and tired of the Israel lobby dictating American foreign policy.

9)  I am so sick and tired of other people telling me what I should and should not believe.

10)  I'm sick and tired of the sensationalist garbage and shocking unprofessionalism and blatant bias of the mainstream media.

11)  I am so sick and tired of hearing the opposition party undermining the office of the presidency.

12)  I am sick and tired of educated people twisting statistics to an uneducated public to push a personal agenda.

13)  Is anyone else getting sick and tired of these so-called artists acting so petty about their music being used by someone else.

14)  I am sick and tired of the " anything goes " mentality that lets patients do/say whatever they want.

15)  I am so sick and tired of politicians acting like they care about the common man.

16)  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.

17)  The thing is, though, I'm sick and tired of having to choose between evil and slightly less evil. 

18)  They're sick and tired of being told they can't have salt or trans fat in their foods.

19)  I'm sick and tired of holding back. I'm ready to get out there.

20)  I'm sick and tired of the race card being played every time a Republican disagrees with a Democrat.