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Idioms

at your wits' end

This page is about the idiom at your wits' end

Meaning

If you're at your wits' end, you're upset and frustrated because you've tried everything you can think of to solve a problem, and nothing has worked.

For example

  • I'm at my wits' end! I've been trying to solve a problem with some software all morning and I still haven't got it to work!

  • Kelvin says he's been trying to get tickets for the game all day, but he's at his wits' end. Nobody's got any left.

Quick Quiz

If someone's at their wits' end, they probably feel

a. very angry

b. really excited

c. quite unhappy

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Contributor: Matt Errey