Having no patience or energy left to cope with something: after enduring four years of mice in the house, we were at the end of our rope they have reached the end of their tether
More example sentences
- She said she can't cope with it anymore as she's at the end of her tether.
- The ad, which speaks to a patient at the end of his rope, states, ‘If you have advanced HIV, your options are limited.’
- I am at the end of my tether and I feel that I can no longer cope with the behaviour of the defendant and her family.