be at (one's) wit's end

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be at (one's) wit's end

To be in a state of distress because one has no more patience or mental stamina, often after having dealt with some kind of problem or difficult situation. The baby's been crying for hours, and I'm at my wit's end! I'm at my wit's end, so if this train gets delayed too, I'm going to scream.
See also: end

be at your wits' end

be overwhelmed with difficulties and at a loss as to what to do next.
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be at your wits’ ˈend

be so confused or worried that you do not know what you should do: I can’t pay the bills, the bank won’t lend me any money, and I don’t know what to do — I’m at my wits’ end.
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I am at my wit's end over this and I don't know where to turn to.
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She said: "People rely on us but I am at my wit's end.
I am at my wit's end about how to bring him to his senses.
She really gets depressed about it and I am at my wit's end.
But he's also truanting and drinking and am at my wit's end.
But he's also truanting and drinking and I am at my wit's end.