As a reminder, most Water Tongue characters have a noun, verb and adjecting meaning.
Noun: the moment in time a person has no strength left to continue.
Mary reached the-end-of-her-rope during the divorce.
Verb: to be trying to do something with no strength left.
During the divorce Mary was end-of-her-roping.
Adjective: someone who has no strength left.
It was an end-of-the-rope divorce process for Mary.