be at one's wits' end

be at one's wits' end be completely at a loss as to what to do.
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  • be at one's wits' end — (from Idioms in Speech) not to know what to do or say; quite at a loss; at the point of having exhausted one s last idea or mental resource But in that flash was seen the other Carrie poor, hungry, drifting at her wits end ... (Th. Dreiser) Mrs.… …   Idioms and examples

  • be at one's wits' end — be completely at a loss as to what to do. → wit …   English new terms dictionary

  • be at one's wits' end — be overwhelmed with difficulties and at a loss as to what to do next …   Useful english dictionary

  • at one's wits' end — phrasal see at one s wit s end …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • at\ wits\ end — • at one s wit s end • at wits end adj. phr. Having no ideas as to how to meet a difficulty or solve a problem; feeling puzzled after having used up all of your ideas or resources; not knowing what to do; puzzled. He had approached every friend… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at wits end — See: AT ONE S WIT S END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at wits end — See: AT ONE S WIT S END …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • end — end1 ender, n. /end/, n. 1. the last part or extremity, lengthwise, of anything that is longer than it is wide or broad: the end of a street; the end of a rope. 2. a point, line, or limitation that indicates the full extent, degree, etc., of… …   Universalium

  • end — See: AT LOOSE ENDS, AT ONE S WITS END, BURN THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS, GO OFF THE DEEP END, HAIR STAND ON END, HOLD ONE S END UP or HOLD UP ONE S END or KEEP ONE S END UP or KEEP UP ONE S END, LIVING END, LOOSE ENDS, MAKE AN END OF, MAKE ENDS MEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • end — end1 W1S1 [end] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(last part)¦ 2¦(finished)¦ 3¦(long object)¦ 4¦(tip/point)¦ 5¦(scale)¦ 6¦(connection)¦ 7¦(remaining piece)¦ 8¦(aim)¦ 9¦(part of an activity)¦ 10¦(sport)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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