the end of one's rope

noun phrase

Definition of the end of one's rope

informal
: a state in which one is not able to deal with a problem, difficult situation, etc., any longer It was clear from her outburst that she was at the end of her rope. I've been dealing with their lies for too long. I'm at the end of my rope.

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“The end of one's rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20end%20of%20one%27s%20rope. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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