On the Ropes

Meaning of Idiom ‘On the Ropes’ 1. When used to regarding boxing matches, on the ropes refers to a fighter who has been forced back against the ropes by his opponent and is leaning on them for support, making it difficult to defend himself. 1Henry, Jean. How to Play the Game: American English Sports & Games … Read more

At the End of Your Rope

Also: At the end of your (or one’s) tether (U.K.) Meaning of Idiom ‘At the End of Your (or one’s) Rope To be at the end of your rope means that you have reached the limit of your patience, resources, abilities, energy, etc. and so are unable to deal with a situation any longer. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English … Read more