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Definition of wear thin in English:

Be gradually used up or become less convincing or acceptable: his patience was wearing thin the joke had started to wear thin
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  • The truth is, however, that you can only watch a movie so many times before the appeal wears thin.
  • Anyway, he was funny and fun; but then I saw him a few more times and the gag wore thin.
  • Perhaps the excitement of her fantasies wore thin, and she became obsessed with the idea of confessing all, hence acquiring a thrill and notoriety of a different sort.
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