Enough is enough



interjection

An exhortation to be done, to desist: More than a few descendants of immigrants are saying enough is enough (1546+)
One should be satisfied; stop, there should be no more. For example, No more speeches—enough is enough, or as Robert Southey put it (The Doctor, 1834): “As for money, enough is enough; no man can enjoy more.” This expression already appeared in John Heywood’s proverb collection of 1546 and is often used as an interjection (first example).

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    [ih-nuhf] /ɪˈnʌf/ adjective 1. adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire: enough water; noise enough to wake the dead. pronoun 2. an adequate quantity or number; sufficiency. adverb 3. in a quantity or degree that answers a purpose or satisfies a need or desire; sufficiently. 4. fully or […]

  • Enough said

    Say no more; also, I agree completely. For example, She didn’t even bother to call—enough said? or You’ll bring the wine—enough said. [ Mid-1800s ]



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    adverb phrase To a very great degree; in a very large quantity: His ego is big enough to choke a horse (1940s+)

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    adverb phrase Very disgusting; repulsive: His excuse was enough to gag a maggot/ ”Oh, gross,” Lou Ann said. ”Gag a maggot” (1970s+)



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