Значение идиомы wear thin

[wear thin] {v.} 1. To become thin from use, wearing, or thepassing of time.

My old pair of pants has worn thin at the knees.

This old dime has worn very thin.

2. To grow less, or lessinteresting; decrease.

The joke began to wear thin when you heardit too many times.

The teacher’s patience began to wear thin whenhe saw that no one knew the lesson.

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