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What is the person at the end of the rope in tug-o-war called?

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2010-05-10 02:50:35
2010-05-10 02:50:35

anchor

It is true that many people call this person the "anchor", yet it is also true that many call that person the "caboose".

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"Found himself at the end of his rope" meaning a person has come to the end of a struggle or situation of some sort comes from the practice a hanging a condemned man. When the noose is around the man's neck and he drops through the trap door he soon finds himself at the end of his rope when his fall comes to an abrupt end. --I had actually heard that it came from the practice of tethering animals, and is interchangable with the phrase 'end of one's tether'. Much like a dog that tries to run across the yard only to get jerked short when the leash or chain reaches no further, a person at the end of their rope will be out of anywhere to go.

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End of the Rope - 1923 was released on: USA: October 1923

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