Eight Informal Ways to Say 'I'm Very Tired' in English

(Last Updated: 26 July 2022)

  1. I'm beat.
  2. I'm bushed.
  3. I'm drained.
  4. I'm worn out.
  5. I'm shattered.
  6. I'm dead beat.
  7. I'm wiped out.
  8. I'm knackered.

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Examples from the Media

Sadly, there are toxic workplaces that take so much out of you that you are drained at the end of the day. The Globe and Mail

More than 23 million Brits will be completely and utterly exhausted by the time Christmas arrives, according to research. A study found 35 percent of adults admit they are worn out by 25th December, citing the month as the most tiring of the year. Mirror

I've worked for an MP for 25 years and the workload has never been this crazy. In January 2016, we dealt with 40 pieces of casework. In January this year we dealt with 1,025. We're now up to 4,639 cases so far this year, with a backlog of nearly 2,000 emails. We're all absolutely knackered. —The Guardian

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