the end of (one's) tether

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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
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Mae, now at the end of her tether, contemplates her future in London.
Lucy, mum to 10-year-old Dominic, is at the end of her tether with her wayward son's appalling language.
She was at the end of her tether when a family friend recommended the YorkTest.
POBOL Y CWM Ffion, below, can't cope with responsibility at the moment so when Gaynor informs her she'll be driving a minibus full of sixth formers to Cardiff, she's at the end of her tether.
HAZARDOUS: A resident said she was coming to the end of her tether because of the state of the site in Siskin Drive
LOOKS like Rosie Webster's at the end of her tether here.
Elsewhere on the estate in the third part of The Scheme, mum Libby is seen at the end of her tether with son James's drug use.
Today it remained a mystery whether the message is the real words of a woman left at the end of her tether, or whether it's a hoax.
35pm) Tony is bitten by the gambling bug, while AJ proposes to Blanca and Marie reaches the end of her tether with Vito Jnr.
She jumped as fluently as ever at the head of affairs but appeared to be reaching the end of her tether with two furlongs to run as first Emotional Moment and then Studmaster and Our Ben moved into challenging positions.
She jumped as fluently as ever at the head of affairs, but appeared to be reaching the end of her tether with two furlongs to run as first Emotional Moment and then Studmaster and Our Ben moved into challenging positions.
Mrs P's solicitor, Zoe Taxman, from the Liverpool-based firm Gregory Abrams Davidson, said: "This mother told the court she was at the end of her tether.
Here was a woman pushed to the end of her tether in the fight for a loved one against an all-too-often unfeeling system.
The 33-year-old was at the end of her tether until she learned from a friend that a small dyslexia support group, operating from Carrs Lane Church Centre in Birmingham, ran a helpline which could put her mind at ease.
She was at the end of her tether when she noticed a feature on YorkTest in a magazine.