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Hi,

1) When a car drives through a steep bend and cuts the outside lane, can I say that it almost got ‘thrown off course’? It’s like when a car almost goes out of bounds when speeding through a hairpin bend or a part of the road where the car might be difficult to navigate.

2) Can I use ‘tire somebody out into submission’?

For instance:”I no longer pester my brother about cleaning up his room. His never-ending disregard of what I was saying just tired me out into submission.” I basically gave up caring about it.

Thank you.

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1) When a car drives through a steep bend and cuts the outside lane, can I say that it almost got ‘thrown off course’? No. It’s like when a car almost goes out of bounds when speeding through a hairpin bend or a part of the road where the car might be difficult to navigate.

Say

eg The driver almost lost control.

eg The car almost veered off the road.

2) Can I use ‘tire somebody out into submission’? Yes, but i don't hear it a lot.

For instance:”I no longer pester my brother about cleaning up his room. His never-ending disregard of what I was saying just tired me out into submission.” I basically gave up caring about it.

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Ann2252) Can I use ‘tire somebody out into submission’?

You don't need the red part. To wear down is a more likely wording.

Thank you both.

Why can’t ‘throw off course’ be used when I can say ‘the car changed course.’?

I know that I can use ‘veer off the road’, but that’s not exactly what I was going for. I want to say that the bend’s the active subject in the sentence.

Thank you.