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At the end of your rope

Posted by Adrian on February 26, 2004

In Reply to: At the end of your rope posted by sax on February 26, 2004

: Hi, can you please help me find the meaning and origin of this phrase. thanks.

Being "at the end of your tether" means you're nearly ready to break/give up/explode/whatever. Never heard 'rope' used before, though.