I've had a bate of it
Posted by ESC on July 06, 2005
In Reply to: I've had a bate of it posted by Joanna on July 06, 2005
: Wondering about the derivation of "I've had a bate of it." Recently heard in N. Carolina. The usage was to indicate the person had had enough of something.
I've heard that and thought it would be easy to find in one of my southern dictionaries. No luck yet.