- 一筹莫展 [yī chóu mò zhǎn]
- be nonplussed over sth.; at a loss what to do; be at one's wits' end; be at the end of one's tether; be driven to one's wits' end; be up a gum-tree [tree]; can find no way out; cannot do a thing; can't suggest a move; find [stick] oneself in the mire; have no way out; not a single plan proposed
How to keep the house clean drove the mother to her wit's end for she had three naughty children at home all day.
We would be totally lost without your help.
I simply can't get along without a secretary.