at the end of your tether

At the end of your tether
(UK) If you are at the end of your tether, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • the end of your tether — see ↑end, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑tether …   Useful english dictionary

  • reach the end of your tether — reach the end of (your) tether British, American & Australian, American be at the end of (your) tether to be so tired, worried, or annoyed by something that you feel unable to deal with it any more. She finally reached the end of her tether and… …   New idioms dictionary

  • reach the end of your tether — be at/reach/the end of your tether british phrase to feel very upset because you are no longer able to deal with a difficult situation I’m at the end of my tether with these kids. Thesaurus: to be, or to become sad, regretful or upsetsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the end of your tether — (UK)    If you are at the end of your tether, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • At the end of your tether —   (UK)   If you are at the end of your tether, you are at the limit of your patience or endurance …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (be) at the end of your tether — be at the ˌend of your ˈtether idiom (BrE) (NAmE be at the ˌend of your ˈrope) to feel that you cannot deal with a difficult situation any more because you are too tired, worried, etc • You d better let her know you re safe. She s at the end of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at the end of your tether — be at/reach/the end of your tether british phrase to feel very upset because you are no longer able to deal with a difficult situation I’m at the end of my tether with these kids. Thesaurus: to be, or to become sad, regretful or upsetsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at the end of your tether — be at the end of (your) tether British, American & Australian, American to be so tired, worried, or annoyed by something that you feel unable to deal with it any more. After a day with four screaming kids I m at the end of my tether. He s out of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • the end of your rope — (or chiefly Brit the end of your tether) informal : a state in which you are not able to deal with a problem, difficult situation, etc., any longer It was clear from her outburst that she was at the end of her rope. I ve been dealing with their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the end of his tether — Meaning Reach the end of your resources. Origin The reference is to a tethered grazing animal. ref: Brewer s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 15th edition …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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