the end of one's rope

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the end of one’s rope

  1. (idiomatic) The limit of one’s patience, when one is so frustrated or annoyed that one can no longer take it.
    I am at the end of my rope with these train delays.
  2. (idiomatic) The point at which one has run out of options or the ability to delay.
    I was at the end of my rope when asked to comment on a book I didn't read.

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