the end of one's tether

the end of one's tether
the end of one's tether having no patience or energy left.
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  • at the end of one's tether — AT ONE S WITS END, desperate, not knowing which way to turn, unable to cope; N. Amer. at the end of one s rope. → tether * * * at the end of one s tether see under ↑tether • • • Main Entry: ↑end at the end of one s tether Desperate, having no… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at the end of one's tether — • to be at the end of one s tether • to come to the end of one s tether (from Idioms in Speech) at the end of one s strength, endurance, financial resources, etc. I m done. I m at the end of my tether. He frowned unhappily. (W. S. Maugham) But he …   Idioms and examples

  • come to the end of one's tether — • to be at the end of one s tether • to come to the end of one s tether (from Idioms in Speech) at the end of one s strength, endurance, financial resources, etc. I m done. I m at the end of my tether. He frowned unhappily. (W. S. Maugham) But he …   Idioms and examples

  • at the end of one's tether — idi at the end of one s tether, at the end of one s resources, patience, or strength …   From formal English to slang

  • be at the end of one's tether (or N. Amer. rope) — have no patience or energy left. → end …   English new terms dictionary

  • the end of one's tether — see end …   Useful english dictionary

  • end\ of\ one's\ tether — • end of one s rope • end of one s tether n. phr. informal the end of your trying or imagining; the last of your ability, or ideas of how to do more. Frank was out of work and broke, and he was at the end of his rope. The doctor saw that Mother… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at the end of one's tether — adjective At the limit of one’s patience; frustrated or annoyed …   Wiktionary

  • the end of one's rope — I the end of one s rope (or tether) having no patience or energy left to cope with something after enduring four years of mice in the house, we were at the end of our rope | they have reached the end of their tether. II see end …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the end of one's rope — See: END OF ONE S ROPE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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