try someone's patience

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

try play
  1. : to make an attempt

  2. : to make an attempt at

  3. : to put to test or trial

  1. : an experimental trial : attempt

  2. : 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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

  2. : solitaire


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