At one's wit's end
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British pronunciation/at wˈɒnz wˈɪts ˈɛnd/
American pronunciation/æt wˈʌnz wˈɪts ˈɛnd/
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in a state where a person is so confused or frustrated that they are unable to decide what to do anymore

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at  {one's} wit's end definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "at one's wit's end" and when to use it?

The idiom "at one's wit's end" is used to describe a state of extreme frustration, confusion, or helplessness when someone has exhausted all their resources, ideas, or patience in dealing with a difficult situation or problem. It is often used in situations where individuals feel overwhelmed and unable to find a solution or way forward. This expression implies a feeling of being completely stuck or at a loss for what to do next. It can be used in various contexts, such as personal challenges, professional dilemmas, or even in parenting when dealing with a particularly difficult child.

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He is at his wit's end dealing with the constant noise from the construction site.
They will be at their wit's end if the power outage continues throughout the night.
She will be at her wit's end if she doesn't receive a response to her job application soon.
She is at her wit's end trying to figure out how to fix the broken computer.
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