be at the end of (one's) tether

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be at the end of (one's) tether

To be completely worn out, exasperated, or exhausted; to have no more patience, endurance, or energy left. The baby's been crying all morning, and I haven't slept properly in days! I'm just at the end of my tether! The bosses are at the end of their tethers with the way this project is moving, so they've decided to bring in some outside help.
See also: end, of, tether

be at the ˌend of your ˈtether

(British English) (American English be at the ˌend of your ˈrope) having no more patience or strength left: After two hours of hearing the children shout and argue, I really was at the end of my tether.
See also: end, of, tether
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I am at the end of my tether. I'm thinking of going into the spare room for peace and quiet!
In a letter to the council, sent to the Wishaw Press, Councillor Shevlin said: "I am at the end of my tether with this.
I am at the end of my tether. I have put up with this since last November.
Angela, 44, said: "I am at the end of my tether. I want to choke them."
Q I AM at the end of my tether with my two-year-old's feeding dramas.
"I don't want to sound defeated but, after many years of covering costs, I am at the end of my tether.
' Frankly, Prime Minister, I am at the end of my tether and I beg your intervention in this matter.
"I really am at the end of my tether with him," said Bruce, whose side are seventh in the English Premier League.
Today, Mrs Flynn said: "I am at the end of my tether. I just want to spend the rest of my life enjoying my grandchildren.
"I felt I am at the end of my tether and running on empty, so to get into a playoff was good," Westwood said.
"I feel I am at the end of my tether and running on empty, so to get in a play-off was good," said Westwood, who still finished with a two-under-par round of 70 despite having to finish his third round in the morning after fog had delayed play on Saturday.
I am at the end of my tether, my hunger strike is a last resort, I'll do anything to get my family away from a life of fear and abuse."
``I am at the end of my tether. I caught them myself for the first time last week.
After a year of this I am at the end of my tether and would like to get a divorce.