taken from being on the ropes of a boxing ring and being on the edge

being a bit of a pussy basically
*kisses teeth* ye blud 2 2s like obviously now sujan was on ropes now you get me gassin a virgin like
by tyrone the creator March 16, 2017
Often written as "long $ROPE" this phrase is used when someone has lost a lot of money on an investment. This is most commonly seen on r/WallStreetbets and is used to indicate that the poster should invest in rope i.e. hang themselves.
After losing $30,000 on $SNAP puts Joe decided his next investment would be to long $ROPE
by Bad investment April 7, 2019
In online game playing, "roping" is when one player deliberately slows down the gameplay in hopes his/her opponent will concede rather than keep playing.

This term originates from the Hearthstone game, which showed a burning rope about 30 seconds before your turn would time out. "Roping" meant to delay finishing your turn until the rope started to burn (or even until just before the rope burned out).
Roping should really only be frustrating if you think you're winning, but only the most dedicated fans will put up with very much of it.
by Byron Christopher November 3, 2019
to get caught, arrested, or captured by police or some other authority figure.
The cops saw us skipping school so we all got roped up.
by Brett August 29, 2003
When a team or someone is frightened and may be eventually beaten.
The heavily favored Cowboys were on the ropes as they trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter.
by Whose your daddy September 28, 2013
a european term used to describe the actual shots of seamen a guy unloads (usually 5 or more ropes are done in 1 orgasm). Girls can have ropes aswell.
by An0n February 9, 2003
A, usually negative, situation that’s really difficult to get out of.
Example 1: You should’ve seen Andrew talk to that girl yesterday, he got put on ropes.

Example 2:

Guy 1: I got caught bunking yesterday

Guy 2: Damn, that’s ropes
by DoTheThingBro July 23, 2021