wear thin

wear thin  {v.}
1. Изнашиваться от использования, ношения или времени.
My old pair of pants has worn thin at the knees.
This old dime has worn very thin.
2. Спадать, истощаться, становиться менее интересным; уменьшаться.
The joke began to wear thin when you heard it too many times.
The teacher's patience began to wear thin when he saw that no one knew the lesson.
Категории: time {v.}

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