the end of one's tether

noun phrase

chiefly British, informal
: a state in which one is not able to deal with a problem, difficult situation, etc., any longer
I've been dealing with their lies for too long. I'm at the end of my tether.

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“The end of one's tether.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20end%20of%20one%27s%20tether. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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