University of Edinburgh

BSL Glossary - Crowded Cottage

End of his tether - example

A mum looked in her daughter's bedroom and saw an absolute mess. "I am going to have to say something to her to get the place tidied up because it looks so bad." When the daughter came home from school mum said to her that she would have to tidy her room because it was so messy. "I'll do it later, I will - I will." "Ok then," said mum. After a while mum checked it out and found it was still a mess! "I told you to get that room tidy," she said to her daughter. "I will - I will! Give me five minutes." Well, after five minutes, it still hadnít been done and there was the daughter lounging around watching television. "I give up! Iím at the end of my tether!" said mum.