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. 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!
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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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.
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 felt I am at the end of my tether and running on empty, so to get into a playoff was good," Westwood said.
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.
After a year of this I am at the end of my tether and would like to get a divorce.
I've tried everything and really am at the end of my tether.
First up, Alec Cameron, Erskine, said: "Bring back Martin O'Neill because I am at the end of my tether with Celtic.
I am at the end of my tether because I have had to struggle to find the money to pay my rent.