come to the end of one's tether


come to the end of one's tether
• to be at the end of one's tether
• to come to the end of one's tether
at the end of one's strength, endurance, financial resources, etc.

"I'm done. I'm at the end of my tether." He frowned unhappily. (W. S. Maugham)

But he is near the end of his tether. (J. Lindsay)


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