the end of (one's) rope

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the end of (one's) rope

A point of utter exhaustion or exasperation; a point or state at which one has 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've just reached the end of my rope! Daniel's been at the end of his rope for weeks now—he has seriously got to get a different job!
See also: end, of, rope
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By the time I went to Career Transition for Dancers, I was at the end of my rope.
I am at the end of my rope," says the former HIV/AIDS activist for ACT UP and other groups.
When I got here, I was at the end of my rope, feeling hopeless and never going outside anymore,'' Sutton said.
I'm at the end of my rope," Shaw told the magazine, which is jointly owned by Miramax Film Corp.
A couple of years ago, I thought I was almost at the end of my rope,'' Gray said.
I haven't quite reached the end of my rope, but I'm getting there,'' Cloninger said.