I don’t know about you, but I believe every human being on earth has had a time when they said I’m done.
The situation where it was used is what determines what the person meant when they said it. In this article, we would be explaining what I’m done could mean and 20 funny ways to say I’m done.
What does it mean to say I’m done?
“I’m done” statement does not have a specific meaning to it. It means various things and its meaning is determined by what situation in which it was used.
- Firstly, I’m done could mean you have completed a particular task.
- Secondly, it could mean that you are fed up with something or someone.
- It could also mean to quit.
People mostly use it when they are in a state of frustration, exhaustion or being finished with something. One also exclaims I’m done when they have reached a breaking point in school, work or even life in general.
20 Funny Ways to Say I’m Done
Here are some really funny and preferable ways you can say I’m done:
Here are some really funny and preferable ways you can say I’m done:
- “I quit”
- “I’m done with you.”
- “I’m done with this.”
- “I’m done stuffing myself up.”
- “I’m finished”
- “It’s over.”
- “I have completed it.”
- “It’s resolved.”
- “I’m no longer interested”.
- “I’m tired”
- “I’m exhausted”
- “I’m fried”
- “I’m full”
- “I can’t”
- “I’m worn out”
- “I’m flat out”
- “I’m dead to the world”
- “I’m beat”
- “I’m fed up”
- “I’m shattered”
“I quit” is rather an alternative way one can say “I’m done”. When one says I quit, it could refer to the fact that they are leaving a job, a place, a situation or that they are declaring to stop doing something from that time henceforth.
It is a very common expression that staff use on their employers. When the work is becoming extremely burdening and overbearing, employees decide not to continue. It is said that they have quit.
“I’m done with you.”
This is used with people that have some sort of relationship between them. It is not necessarily limited to only those in an intimate relationship.
When you say I’m done with you to someone, you are merely saying that you have given up on the relationship you have with them or that you have given up in trying to get them to do something that may be beneficial for them.
It means that you are taking a stance of indifference. You no longer care what they do from that time henceforth.
This can be a very painful situation because it shows the person must have hurt you with something they did or kept doing. Or that they broke your trust in a way that made you decide not to continue in a relationship with them.
“I’m done with this.”
While I’m done with you means being over a relationship, I’m done with this means that you are done with a particular situation.
It is similar to the former, the difference between the two is that in the former you can decide to end the relationship with the person and never have contact with them anymore.
Whilst in the latter, the relationship you have with the person may not permit you to stop relating with them. Thus, the best you do is to be done with a particular situation or character that they have which is stressing you out.
“I’m done stuffing myself up.”
“I’m done stuffing myself up” is a funny alternative to simply saying “I’m done”. It is used when one has been eating extravagantly.
Probably, the person has a special love for that particular dish and wants to eat as much as possible or that the person is enjoying the meal, so he/she unconsciously overeats.
When he/she is full or tired of eating, that’s when he/she says, ‘Well, I’m done stuffing myself up’. If this is said at a dinner table, it could provoke laughter or a smile from others.
“I’m finished” is more like a synonym or a phrase you can use instead of “I’m done”. To say I’m finished means that you are done with a particular activity.
It is a matter of fact statement referring to the fact that something has been completed by a person. If you are the one saying it, but you are not the one that performed the activity, you also say, ‘It is finished’.
While it still means that the task has been completed, it communicates that you are not necessarily the direct person who finished that task.
Just to throw this in, in Nigeria, I’m finished is also a slang used by Nigerians to say that they are in serious trouble, and they do not have a way to get themselves out of it.
The slang is also used when they are scared over the possible outcome of a situation they got themselves into. For instance, a young girl getting pregnant out of wedlock.
Her fear over the reaction of her parents could provoke her to say, ‘I’m finished’. To make it more dramatic, they put their two hands over their head showing it may actually be the end for them.
The term It’s over is used when someone or something is completely defeated, finished or dead.
If the person has been battling a health issue such as cancer and he/she finally gives up the ghost, saying it’s over means that the person fought the illness well but now the pain is over, and he/she can rest in everlasting bliss.
In a positive light, it could mean something good. For instance, with a woman in labor. When she finally pushes forth her baby and her husband wants to share the news, he could say, ‘It’s finally over and it’s a girl!’
Another funny context where it’s over could mean I’m done is when a person is scared about something that he needs to do but finally does it.
For instance, a person who is afraid of needles but needs to take an injection for an illness. He could say it’s over as a way of expressing relief that the ordeal is finally done and dusted.
“I have completed it.”
“I have completed it” appears to be more of a response to a question. If you were asked to do something which you have done. When asked about that, you can simply answer, ‘Oh yes, I have completed it.’
As issues can only be resolved, this is used when there is a pending issue at hand, and it has been settled. If someone experienced a problem, probably physical, mental, social or technical and managed to resolve it.
When asked at a later time about the same issue, he/she can say, ‘Oh it has been resolved, don’t worry about it’.
“I’m no longer interested”.
You use this when you are no longer in the mood or right frame of mind to continue with something or someone that you were once interested in.
Many factors could be considered when determining what may have changed the person’s mind but whatever it is, saying ‘I’m no longer interested’ means your longing for whatever it is has ended.
Have you been working through the day, and you have expended your strength? You can use the term I’m tired to show that you have gotten to the stage where your physical or mental strength can’t carry on again.
You may need to sleep or rest to recuperate to recover your lost energy. A person who is tired is drained of strength and energy. He/she will need to stay away from the activity or person that is responsible for draining his/her energy.
“I’m exhausted” is similar to the term I’m tired and can be used instead of “I’m done”. However, the difference between the two is that exhaustion is more extreme.
When someone is completely exhausted, both his mind and body is extremely fatigued and is likely to shut down on its own if proper care is not taken.
Here you need to take a long break from the situation, activity or persons who might be causing your exhaustion. It is at this point of exhaustion that people take long vacations.
In this context, I’m fried does not mean a type of cooking that involves oil and different types of protein. It is used in a figurative sense to mean totally exhausted.
The Americans use the term to mean someone that is drunk, inebriated or intoxicated either from alcohol or drugs.
Another meaning of I’m fried could be seen from its original Latin root. Fry, in Latin means frigere. It means to fry or to roast and could both serve as a funny answer to use in exchange for I’m done.
When someone says that he/she is full, it means that the person was actively eating and does not wish to continue eating. You can only say this when it is evident that you have eaten so much food that you cannot seem to afford to force anything else into your stomach.
Asides from food, one can also use the term I’m full when they have lost appetite for sleep and food. Another term that can be used interchangeably with I’m full is I’m satiated.
This is expressing the fact that you are not able to do something. It may be because you do not want to do such a thing or that you are scared and will not be able to go on with it.
It could also mean that you are confused about how to do such things and you may need guidance before you can continue. It could also mean that you do not know the method of doing such a thing and you will need someone to teach you the tricks to doing such a thing.
I can’t, could also mean that you are speechless about a situation. It could mean that you are too disappointed, happy, angry, shocked or flabbergasted about a particular situation that you are short of words.
“I’m worn out”
To be worn out means to be extremely tired from doing something. For instance, if you have been working out all night, saying I’m worn out means that you are drained of effectiveness, completely exhausted or extremely tired.
There are various other ways to say I’m worn out. They include: I’m battered, I’m crumbling, I’m run down, I’m worn, or I’m dilapidated.
“I’m flat out”
“I’m flat out” literally means ‘I’m totally exhausted”.
It means to be completely out of something. Flat out is an original Australian idiom that has a literal and figurative meaning. It literally means to lie fully stretched while the figurative meaning is ‘as fast as possible’.
Other ways you can use this term is to say:
- I’m flat out tired
- I’m flat out broke
- I’m flat out busy
“I’m dead to the world”
This meaning makes sense when used in a figurative sense. It means that someone is sleeping so deeply that you are not able to wake him up. This normally happens when someone is influenced by something such as exhaustion, alcohol, drugs, or pills.
The shorter version, I’m dead, is a slang used to communicate a strong emotional reaction to a funny, absurd, shocking or surprising act or statement.
Other ways that you can express this phrase are: I’m lifeless, I’m inert, I’m unanimated, or I’m nonexistent.
This is a way to say that you are fatigued, worn out, very tired or exhausted. Another way to express it is to say I’m spent.
It could also mean perfection. For instance, when you have applied your makeup and you feel like it was done perfectly, you could say I’m beat which means that your face has been beat to perfection. It could also mean that someone applied a lot of makeup on their face.
“I’m fed up”
This means to be bored out of your mind or annoyed about something or disappointed in someone or something that has been going on for too long. It also means that you are tired of being dissatisfied or discontented about something that has been going on for so long.
To be shattered means to be totally shocked or extremely upset about something. When you are shattered about a news, it means that the news was a bad or upsetting or sad one. It could also mean something grievous like the news of someone’s death, accident or loss.
“I’m done” is a statement that is said to bring an end to a thing. If you’re looking for different ways to use this statement, the ones above will be of much help.