at the end of rope

at the end of one's rope

 and at the end of one's tether
Fig. at the limits of one's endurance. I'm at the end of my rope! I just can't go on this way! These kids are driving me out of my mind. I'm at the end of my tether.
See also: end, of, rope

at the end of (one's) rope

/tether
Out of energy or patience; exhausted or exasperated.
See also: end, of, rope
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But what if they knew that upon conviction they would have their heads inserted into a noose at the end of rope.
The corruption of politicians, the people dying at the end of ropes because they cannot afford their mortgages.