at one's wit's

idi at one's wit's or wits' end, drained of all ideas or mental resources; utterly confused or frustrated

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • 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

  • at one's wit's end — see under ↑wit1 • • • Main Entry: ↑end …   Useful english dictionary

  • at one's wit's end — or[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 and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's wit's end — or[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 and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's wit's end — or at one s wits end phrasal at a loss for a means of solving a problem …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • at one's wit's end — at a loss as means to solve a problem …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wit — wit1 /wit/, n. 1. the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. 2. speech or writing showing such perception and expression. 3. a person having or noted for such perception… …   Universalium

  • wit — I [[t]wɪt[/t]] n. 1) the keen perception and clever expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure 2) a person having or noted for such perception and expression 3) witty speech or writing 4) understanding,… …   From formal English to slang

  • wit — 1. n. 1 (in sing. or pl.) intelligence; quick understanding (has quick wits; a nimble wit). 2 a the unexpected, quick, and humorous combining or contrasting of ideas or expressions (conversation sparkling with wit). b the power of giving… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wit — I n. 1) to display, show wit 2) acid, keen, mordant, penetrating, rapier like, sharp, sophisticated, trenchant wit 3) dry; quick, ready; sly wit 4) (misc.) at one s wit s end (see also wits) II to wit ( namely ) * * * [wɪt] keen mordant …   Combinatory dictionary

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