stretch someone's patience

Definition of stretch someone's patience

  1. :  to cause someone to lose patience Her bad behavior is stretching my patience (to the limit).

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to extend (as one's limbs or body) in a reclining position

    :  to reach out :  extend

    :  to extend in length

  1. :  an exercise of something (as the understanding or the imagination) beyond ordinary or normal limits

    :  an extension of the scope or application of something

    :  the extent to which something may be stretched

  1. :  easily stretched :  elastic

    :  longer than the standard size

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient

    :  solitaire

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