enough is enough

idiom

used to say that one wants something to stop because one can no longer accept or deal with it
I don't mind lending her a bit of money now and then, but enough is enough!

Examples of enough is enough in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, Biden tried to have it both ways ― saying enough is enough with the violence, but standing up for the right to peacefully protest. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 4 May 2024 In the wake of the nation’s 50th mass shooting so far this year, John Mellencamp says enough is enough. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 16 Feb. 2024 Others, both in the United States and abroad, argue for a cease-fire, saying that enough is enough with Israel’s bombing campaign and ground operations. Daniel Kurtzer, The Atlantic, 8 Nov. 2023 Maybe, like those first few #MeToo revelations, her story could awaken a chorus of touched out mothers, joining their voices to declare that enough is enough. Nicole Graev Lipson, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2023 Even voters can’t seem to agree on when enough is enough, remaining divided when asked to back a specific age limit. Lisa Lerer, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2023 The leadership coach discusses persistence vs. pestering while job searching, and all of the nuances involved in this conversation: Following up (specifically, when and how often), assessing if you’ve been professionally ghosted and gauging when enough is enough. Felice León, Essence, 26 July 2023 Ron’s Place is under threat: After months of stasis, the landlord and owner, Salisbury Management Services, has finally decided enough is enough. Max Olesker, Longreads, 13 July 2023 While nearly a third of the country is at risk of breathing in a dark haze straight out of dystopia, Republicans are still lecturing us for having the nerve to say enough is enough. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 8 June 2023

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“Enough is enough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enough%20is%20enough. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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