go to pieces
phrasal to become shattered (as in nerves or health)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go to pieces — {v. phr.} To become very nervous or sick from nervousness; become wild. * /Mrs. Vance went to pieces when she heard her daughter was in the hospital./ * /The man went to pieces when the judge said he would have to go to prison for life./ * /Mary… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go to pieces — {v. phr.} To become very nervous or sick from nervousness; become wild. * /Mrs. Vance went to pieces when she heard her daughter was in the hospital./ * /The man went to pieces when the judge said he would have to go to prison for life./ * /Mary… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go to pieces — ► go to pieces become so nervous or upset that one is unable to function normally. Main Entry: ↑piece …   English terms dictionary

  • go to pieces — index degenerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • go to pieces — verb lose one s emotional or mental composure (Freq. 1) She fell apart when her only child died • Syn: ↑fall apart • Hypernyms: ↑break down, ↑lose it, ↑snap • Verb F …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to pieces —    If you go to pieces, for example after a terrible shock, you are so upset or distressed that you cannot lead a normal life.     Jack nearly went to pieces when his son died in a car crash …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • go to pieces — informal to be so nervous or worried that you cannot behave in a sensible way If we mentioned the incident, she was likely to go to pieces …   English dictionary

  • go to pieces — go/fall to pieces 1. if someone goes to pieces, they become so upset that they are unable to control their feelings or think clearly. I kept my composure throughout the funeral, but I went to pieces after everyone had gone home. 2. to suddenly… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go to pieces — to lose confidence in yourself and feel you have no control over events. After he and Edna divorced, Art went to pieces. His world fell to pieces in 1966 when civil war broke out in Nigeria. Related vocabulary: fall apart Etymology: based on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go\ to\ pieces — v. phr. To become very nervous or sick from nervousness; become wild. Mrs. Vance went to pieces when she heard her daughter was in the hospital. The man went to pieces when the judge said he would have to go to prison for life. Mary goes to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go to pieces — Synonyms and related words: bite the dust, break, break up, canker, carry away, cave in, collapse, come apart, come off, come undone, come unstuck, conk out, corrupt, crack, crack up, crumble, crumble into dust, crumble to dust, decay, decline,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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