the end of one's rope

noun phrase

: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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