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!
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"Time Out for Tired Moms: Finally Mom, Go to Your Room!" is a guide for mothers who are at the end of their ropes in exhaustion.
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.