What is the difference between phrases "sick and tied" and "sick and tired"? Is the first phrase correct?
Possibilities (summary from comments):
- The standard phrase is definitely “sick and tired” and the other version could be a typo
- maybe some instances of "sick and tied" are parody of "sick and tired"
- "sick and tied" could be a mishearing related to a non-rhotic accent
- searching confirms that “sick and tied” occurs in the wild much more often than most typos do, and as a serious alternative, not a deliberate play on words. Looking at the usage makes it clear that some people really do know the idiom as “sick and tied”. Seems like a classic eggcorn, worth discussing as such