sick and tired

adjective

: thoroughly fatigued or bored
also : fed up

Examples of sick and tired in a Sentence

was sick and tired of wasting her time at long, pointless meetings
Recent Examples on the Web There’s hope on the horizon for those sick and tired of Alabama’s extreme cold snap. Leigh Morgan, al, 24 Dec. 2022 And, basically, people are sick and tired of it. Scott Gottlieb, CBS News, 18 Dec. 2022 Robinson, for one, was sick and tired of losing. Jeff Vorva, chicagotribune.com, 8 Jan. 2022 Many young people in Cuba are sick and tired of the dictatorship — even more sick and tired, possibly, than the old people are. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 1 June 2022 People are a little bit sick and tired of being sick and tired, to quote the great civil rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer. CBS News, 7 June 2020 Fans and other artists soon began rallying around her, illustrating how sick and tired many people of dealing with homophobic tirades and close-minded crybabies — a hopeful sign that the genre is evolving. Juan J. Arroyo, Rolling Stone, 29 Dec. 2022 The American people are sick and tired of this endless debt increasing. ABC News, 8 Jan. 2023 Maybe by now Republicans are sick and tired of losing. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sick and tired was in 1775

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“Sick and tired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sick%20and%20tired. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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