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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A representative of the drivers told state radio they were sorry for the inconvenience to drivers but were at the end of their rope.
The 22nd annual summit of Arab leaders drew to a close with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa warning that Arab-Israeli peace talks are "approaching the end of their rope.
Seeking to help readers break though the glass ceiling that impedes so many, "Soul Solitude" is a fine handbook for anyone at the end of their rope.
We are seeing hospitals at the end of their rope,'' Lott said.
It worsens ``road rage'' among drivers who reach the end of their rope on sun-baked streets and freeways.
I see people at the end of their rope,'' Costantino said.
Legally declared insane by his ministers, who were at the end of their ropes after enduring the king's expensive hobby of building castles (one of which inspired the trademark centerpiece of Disneyland), Ludwig was later found scraping the bottom of Lake Starnberg, near Munich, unable to get himself out of the water.
is a guide for mothers who are at the end of their ropes in exhaustion.