Idiom of the Week: Fed Up

Meaning: No longer able to tolerate something; similar to “sick of” or “tired of.” Often used with “with.”


I’m fed up with your rude behavior!

You never respond to my emails – I’m fed up!

Her brother just sits around and watches TV all day. She’s fed up with him.


Pop Quiz:

What’s the best response to someone who says, “I’m fed up with you”?

A.  Thank you very much!

B.  What did I do wrong?

C.  I’m hungry too!

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is B. If someone is fed up with you, that means you’re doing something or did something that upsets them. It’s not a compliment (as in A), and it has nothing to do with food (as in C).







5 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week: Fed Up

  1. Sze Wong says:

    I’m fed up with English grammar’s rules. It’s so complication. I think a lot of students’
    agree with me.

  2. Yan says:

    Sorry, I disagree. Follow your teacher’s instructions, and expose youself to standard English, you’ll feel that learning English grammar is fun.

  3. betty says:

    I would like to lose weight but so difficult and hard time —-I’m fed up!

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