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the end of one's tether (or North American rope)

Definition of the end of one's tether or North American rope in English:

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
See parent entry: end
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