As long as we're on the topic of misconceptions, can we retire the tired comparison of Romantic poets to '60s rock stars?
He was tired of being triple-teamed and physically roughed up.
The Russians drank Coronas, the Mexicans drank Modelos, and all four of the men were tired of bullets and reporters.
Mataconis is correct to note Santorum was merely repeating a tired trope from populist, reactionary conservatism.
It would represent a very powerful message—that the public is sick and tired of this nonsense.
Please excuse me, but I'm really so tired that it is painful to me to talk.
It's nice to be so tired, and to know one can sleep as long as one wants.
We had some coffee with us, but were too tired to infuse it.
When I have time and am not too tired, I comfort myself with scribbling.
I thought you were tired, Cob, so I let you lie till the last moment.
"to weary," also "to become weary," Old English teorian (Kentish tiorian), of unknown origin, not found outside English. Related: Tired; tiring.
late 15c., "iron rim of a carriage wheel," probably from tire "equipment, dress, covering" (c.1300), a shortened form of attire. The notion is of the tire as the dressing of the wheel. The original spelling was tyre, which had shifted to tire in 17c.-18c., but since early 19c. tyre has been revived in Great Britain and become standard there. Rubber ones, for bicycles (later automobiles) are from 1870s.