at his wits' end

at his wits' end
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From The Bible. Psalms 107:27. 'They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.'

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  • 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

  • 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

  • end — [[t]e̱nd[/t]] ♦ ends, ending, ended 1) N SING: the N, usu prep N, N of n The end of something such as a period of time, an event, a book, or a film is the last part of it or the final point in it. The ₤5 banknote was first issued at the end of… …   English dictionary

  • end — 1 /end/ noun (C) 1 LAST PART the last part of something such as a period of time, activity, book, or film: He s leaving at the end of October. | I found the end of the movie very disappointing. | from beginning to end: Her story was a pack of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 Conscription Campaign — The End Conscription Campaign was an anti apartheid organisation allied to the United Democratic Front (UDF) and composed of conscientious objectors and their supporters in South Africa. It was formed in 1983 to oppose the conscription of all… …   Wikipedia

  • The Wits — For the collection of drolls by Francis Kirkman, see: The Wits (Drolls) The Wits is a Caroline era stage play, a comedy by Sir William Davenant. It was licensed for performance by Sir Henry Herbert, the Master of the Revels, on January 19, 1634;… …   Wikipedia

  • The five wits — Wit Wit, n. [AS. witt, wit; akin to OFries. wit, G. witz, OHG. wizz[=i], Icel. vit, Dan. vid, Sw. vett. [root]133. See {Wit}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. Mind; intellect; understanding; sense. [1913 Webster] Who knew the wit of the Lord? or who was his …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at\ one's\ wit's\ 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

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