have had it up to here

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have had it up to here

  1. (idiomatic) To have become very frustrated or angry; to have reached the limit of one's patience or forbearance.
    I have had it up to here with your nonsense!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Takes with if an object is given.
  • When spoken, often accompanied by a hand gesture where the hand is held parallel to the ground near the neck or head, as though indicating a high level.
  • Rarely used in other tenses, e.g. have-, has- or having it up to here.

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