be at the end of (one's) rope

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be at the end of (one's) rope

To be completely worn out, exasperated, or exhausted; to have 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 rope!
See also: end, of, rope
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Question: It looks like I am at the end of my rope.
I can deal with it physically, but I am at the end of my rope psychologically.
I am at the end of my rope and begging for your help.
And I for one am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up by the same bombs day after day,' Smith told his fellow senators.
I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up by the same bombs day after day.
I am at the end of my rope," says the former HIV/AIDS activist for ACT UP and other groups.
Dear Gordon, I AM at the end of my rope and cannot go on much longer in my life the way things are.