"I am sick of Mr. Bingley," cried his wife.
"I am sorry to hear that; but why did not you tell me that before? If I had known as much this morning I certainly would not have called on him. It is very unlucky; but as I have actually paid the visit, we cannot escape the acquaintance now."

– Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 2. Mr. Bennet prefers to tease his wife instead of telling her directly about his visit to Mr. Bingley in Netherfield. You will recall that in Chapter 1 she asked him to visit Bingley but he tormented her by pretending to have no interest. Here when Mrs. Bennet complains that she is metaphorically sick of Bingley, Mr. Bennet announces with a pretence of dismay that he has already made acquaintance with their new neighbor.