2 determiner, pronoun
enough2 S1 W2
1 as many or as much as is needed or wanted:
Have I given you enough money?
Not enough is known about what happened.
enough for
There aren't enough chairs for everyone.
enough to do/eat etc
Erica was worried that the children weren't getting enough to eat.
enough (something) to do something
The police didn't have enough evidence to convict him.
He didn't even earn enough to pay the rent.
You've had more than enough time to make all the preparations.
enough to go round (=enough of something for everyone to have some)
Do you think we've got enough pizza to go round?
not nearly/nowhere near enough informal (=much less than you need)
We only had $500, and that was nowhere near enough to buy a new camcorder.
time/reason/trouble etc enough old-fashioned:
Come on - there'll be time enough to chat later.
2 used to say that a situation is already bad and you do not want it to get any worse:
She has enough problems without you two getting into fights.
I don't want to bother him - he has enough to worry about.

have had enough (of something)

spoken used to say you are tired or angry about a situation and want it to stop:
When I got home I just sat down and cried. I'd had enough.
I've just about had enough of your stupid remarks.

enough is enough

spoken used to say that something that is happening should stop:
There comes a point when you say enough is enough.

that's (quite) enough

spoken used to tell someone to stop doing something:
Now, you two, that's quite enough. Sit down and be quiet.

enough said

spoken used to tell someone that they do not need to say any more because you understand the point they are making:
'He's the sort of man who wears a lot of jewellery.' 'Enough said.'

can't get enough of something/somebody

informal to enjoy something so much that you want more and more of it:
Her millions of fans can't get enough of her.

enough comes after adjectives, never before This one is big enough (NOT enough big). Is it warm enough for you?enough usually comes before nouns We haven't got enough time. Are there enough plates? Sometimes people use enough after nouns in particular expressions, but this is not very usual There will be time enough for that later.!! Nouns used with enough must be plural or uncountable, never singular There aren't enough books (NOT enough book). She has enough money to live on.

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