British Having no patience or energy left to cope with something: these individuals 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.
at one's wits' end, desperate, not knowing which way to turn, unable to cope;
North American at the end of one's rope