On the ropes

What is On the ropes?

On the ropes definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material.
a lasso.
ropes, the cords used to enclose a prize ring or other space.Informal. the operations of a business or the details of any undertaking: The new employee didn’t take long to learn the ropes.

a hangman’s noose, halter, or cord.
the sentence or punishment of death by hanging.
a quantity of material or a number of things twisted or strung together in the form of a cord: a rope of tobacco.
a stringy, viscid, or glutinous formation in a liquid: ropes of slime.

verb (used with object), roped, rop

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