the end of one's tether

Definition of the end of one's tether

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a point that marks the extent of something

    :  the point where something ceases to exist

  1. :  to bring to an end

    :  destroy

    :  to make up the end of

  1. :  final, ultimate

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

tetherplay
  1. :  a line (as of rope or chain) by which an animal is fastened so as to restrict its range of movement

    :  a line to which someone or something is attached (as for security)

    :  the limit of one's strength or resources

  1. :  to fasten or restrain by or as if by a tether


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