end\ of\ one's\ rope

• end of one's rope
• end of one's tether
n. phr. informal
the end of your trying or imagining; the last of your ability, or ideas of how to do more.

Frank was out of work and broke, and he was at the end of his rope.

The doctor saw that Mother had reached the end of her tether, and told us to send her away for a holiday.

Compare: at one's wit's end, fed up, up against it, up a tree

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • end of one's rope — the last of one s ability or ideas about how to proceed or do something He is at the end of his rope regarding what to do about his job. See: at the end of one s rope …   Idioms and examples

  • end of one's rope — or[end of one s tether] {n. phr.}, {informal} The end of your trying or imagining; the last of your ability, or ideas of how to do more. * /Frank was out of work and broke, and he was at the end of his rope./ * /The doctor saw that Mother had… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • end of one's rope — or[end of one s tether] {n. phr.}, {informal} The end of your trying or imagining; the last of your ability, or ideas of how to do more. * /Frank was out of work and broke, and he was at the end of his rope./ * /The doctor saw that Mother had… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • end of one's rope — final point, end, termination; end of one s abilities, desperate situation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • end of one's rope — phrasal : the limit of one s endurance, patience, or resources …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the end of one's rope — See: END OF ONE S ROPE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at the end of one's rope — See: END OF ONE S ROPE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the end of one's rope — I the end of one s rope (or tether) 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. II see end …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the end of one's rope — 1) at the limit of one s ability to cope I am at the end of my rope about what to do about my current situation at work. 2) See: end of one s rope …   Idioms and examples

  • at\ the\ end\ of\ one's\ rope — See: end of one s rope …   Словарь американских идиом

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