tether

(redirected from tethering)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

the end of (one's) tether

A point of utter exhaustion or exasperation; a point or state at which one has no more patience, endurance, or energy left. Joshua started throwing a tantrum this afternoon, and with all the other things I have to get done, I've just reached the end of my tether! Daniel's been at the end of his tether for weeks now—he has seriously got to get a different job!
See also: end, of, tether

at the end of (one's) tether

Completely worn out, exasperated, or exhausted; having no more patience, endurance, or energy left. Joshua started throwing a tantrum this afternoon, and with all the other things I have to get done, I'm at the end of my tether! Daniel's been at the end of his tether for weeks now—he has seriously got to get a different job!
See also: end, of, tether

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

be at the end of your tether

  (British, American & Australian) also be at the end of your rope (American)
to be so tired, worried, or annoyed by something that you feel unable to deal with it any more
Usage notes: An animal which is tied up by a rope cannot reach the grass which is further away than the end of the rope and becomes hungry and unhappy.
After a day with four screaming kids I'm at the end of my tether. He's out of work, hanging around the house all day and at the end of his rope. (British, American & Australian)
See also: end, of, tether

end of one's rope, at the

Also, at the end of one's tether. At the limits of one's resources, abilities, endurance, or patience. For example, If that loan doesn't come through, we'll be at the end of our rope, or The workmen are driving me crazy; I'm at the end of my tether. This expression alludes to a tied-up animal that can graze only as far as the rope (or tether) permits. [Late 1600s]
See also: end, of

at the end of (one's) rope

/tether
Out of energy or patience; exhausted or exasperated.
See also: end, of, rope
References in periodicals archive ?
It is important to characterize forage conditions since they may influence effects of tethering compared with free movement.
Thus, tethering can alter chemical composition of grazed forage, even with forage of very high nutritive value such as vegetative wheat and berseem clover.
This suggests that free movement as compared with tethering impacted more than simply distance traveled, although other factors influenced are unclear.
Likewise, tethering did not influence DMI or grazing behaviors such as grazing time.
As long as your carrier officially supports tethering, all you need is the Nexaira BCII and appropriate international power adapter (sold separately) and you are ready to tether your iPhone and create a hotspot.
Instead, the CEO said, the app's main purpose has always been to add features and go beyond the tethering options offered by other companies.
3, which offers connection tethering technology that resembles MiWi's own.
But Ciabarra doesn't see a threat in Apple's tethering offering.
Simon Catterall, prosecuting, told the court that the tethering had been too tight on both animals, causing rope burns to the feet of one horse and facial injuries to the other.
The use of Tethering and Breakaway Tethering provides new avenues for discovering small molecules.
Sunesis is using Tethering to discover oral therapeutics addressing a range of high-value enzyme targets and protein-protein interfaces, including cytokines, integrins, kinases, phosphatases, and proteases.
As reported in the JACS article, Tethering allowed us to rapidly progress from a low-affinity, small molecule antagonist to one that showed a 50-fold enhancement in potency," stated James Wells, Ph.
Wells commented, "These observations underscore the value and potential of an empirical process like Tethering to probe for adaptive binding sites on a target.
Sunesis is using Tethering to discover oral therapeutics addressing a range of high-value enzyme targets and protein- protein interfaces, including cytokines, integrins, kinases, phosphatases, and proteases.
The Copyright Office notes that tethering of downloads to a single computer and unilateral contract terms that attempt to override copyright law may be problematic, but concludes that the problems raised by them are either speculative or premature or beyond the scope of the report.