try someone's patience

idiom

: to cause someone to start getting annoyed or upset because of something that is going on too long
All these mistakes of yours are trying my patience.

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“Try someone's patience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/try%20someone%27s%20patience. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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