enough is enough

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enough is enough

One should be satisfied; stop, there should be no more. For example, No more speechesenough is enough, or as Robert Southey put it (The Doctor, 1834): "As for money, enough is enough; no man can enjoy more." This expression already appeared in John Heywood's proverb collection of 1546 and is often used as an interjection (first example).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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