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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Sometimes, at the end of our rope, we may give up, but on a better day change our mind.
We're at the end of our rope,'' said Commissioner Gerard McCallum.
We might in fact, be challenging the Tigers to a tug of war with our jockeys but may have to tie a horse to the end of our rope in order to even things up
It seems that many of us have reached the end of our ropes when it comes to the end of the millennium.