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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She stopped a bit but he didn't think she was at the end of her rope.
22, established a commission to propose new measures to help people like Lavennia Coover, a 36-year-old divorced mother of three and kindergarten teacher who was at the end of her rope, financially and emotionally, when she made the wrenching decision to hand over her son.
Disappointed and exhausted by her lazy pig of a husband and reduced to chatting to the wall for company, Shirley is at the end of her rope.
Eleven-year-old Jessica Engel of Calabasas has her mom at the end of her rope.
In The Hole, Yang's sketchy character is at the end of her rope, a virtual squatter in an apartment-block monstrosity where falling debris mixes with the rain like manna-or garbage-from heaven.
From dealing with the all-white law firm that continually questions her husband's competency, to battling her memories of a tragic past, Norma is at the end of her rope Turning to the photography that has long been her passion, she reaches out for the love she misses and finds an unexpected refuge.