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.