worn to a frazzle
Frazzle Fraz"zle, n. 1. The act or result of frazzling; the condition or quality of being frazzled; the tag end; a frayed-out end. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

My fingers are all scratched to frazzles. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. a state of extreme exhaustion; -- often used in the phrase

{worn to a frazzle}. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5]

Gordon had sent word to Lee that he ``had fought his corps to a frazzle.'' --Nicolay & Hay (Life of Lincoln). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • worn to a frazzle — informal phrase extremely tired Thesaurus: tiredsynonym Main entry: frazzle …   Useful english dictionary

  • worn to a frazzle — {adj. phr.} To be fatigued; be exhausted. * /I m worn to a frazzle cooking for all these guests./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worn to a frazzle — {adj. phr.} To be fatigued; be exhausted. * /I m worn to a frazzle cooking for all these guests./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • worn\ to\ a\ frazzle — adj. phr. to be fatigued; be exhausted. I m worn to a frazzle cooking for all these guests …   Словарь американских идиом

  • worn to a frazzle — informal extremely tired …   English dictionary

  • (be) worn to a frazzle — be burnt, worn, etc. to a ˈfrazzle idiom (informal) to be completely burnt/extremely tired Main entry: ↑frazzleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • to a frazzle — Completely burnt, etc ● frazzle * * * to a frazzle informal 1 : to a very tired or nervous condition By the end of the day, the waitress was worn to a frazzle. [=was exhausted] 2 Brit : to a state of being hard, dry, and easil …   Useful english dictionary

  • wear to a frazzle — wear (someone) to a frazzle informal to make someone feel very tired and nervous. She s worn herself to a frazzle trying to get that report finished. (often reflexive) You ve been looking after her kids for a month? You must be worn to a frazzle …   New idioms dictionary

  • wear someone to a frazzle — wear (someone) to a frazzle informal to make someone feel very tired and nervous. She s worn herself to a frazzle trying to get that report finished. (often reflexive) You ve been looking after her kids for a month? You must be worn to a frazzle …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) burnt to a frazzle — be burnt, worn, etc. to a ˈfrazzle idiom (informal) to be completely burnt/extremely tired Main entry: ↑frazzleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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