à bout

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps an ellipsis of à bout de forces or à bout de nerfs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à bout

  1. (informal) to the limit, without any room for manoeuvre
    Ma patience est à bout.I've about had it (with you).
    Nous les poussons à bout.We are pushing them to the limit.

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