the end of one's rope

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

end play
  1. : the part of an area that lies at the boundary

  2. : a point that marks the extent of something

  3. : the point where something ceases to exist

  1. : to bring to an end

  2. : destroy

  3. : to make up the end of

  1. : final, ultimate

  1. : to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

  1. : within : inside — compare ect-, exo-

  2. : taking in

rope play
  1. : a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together

  2. : a long slender strip of material used as rope

  3. : a hangman's noose

  1. : to bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord

  2. : to partition, separate, or divide by a rope

  3. : lasso


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