be at (one's) wits' end

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be at (one's) wits' 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 wits' end! I'm at my wits' end, so if this train gets delayed too, I'm going to scream.
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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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at one's wits' end, to be

To be at a total loss, completely perplexed. “Wits” here means mental capacity or ability to think. The term was used by Chaucer (Troilus and Criseyde) and William Langland (Piers Ploughman) in the late fourteenth century and has been a cliché since the eighteenth century.
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