try someone's patience
Definition of try someone's patience
: 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make an attempt
: to put to test or trial
: to subject to something (such as undue strain or excessive hardship or provocation) that tests the powers of endurance
: an experimental trial : attempt
: a play in rugby that is similar to a touchdown in football, scores usually five points, and entitles the scoring side to attempt a placekick at the goal for additional points
: the score made on a try
: some person : somebody
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