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Posted by R. Berg on February 26, 2004

In Reply to: At the end of your rope posted by Adrian 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.

The phrase with "rope" is the usual variant in the U.S.