to pieces
phrasal 1. without reserve or restraint ; completely 2. into fragments; also into component parts 3. out of control <
went to pieces from shock
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  • to pieces — {adv. phr.} 1. Into broken pieces or fragments; destroyed. * /The cannon shot the town to pieces./ * /The vase fell to pieces in Mary s hand./ 2. {informal} So as not to work; into a state of not operating. * /After 100,000 miles the car went to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to pieces — {adv. phr.} 1. Into broken pieces or fragments; destroyed. * /The cannon shot the town to pieces./ * /The vase fell to pieces in Mary s hand./ 2. {informal} So as not to work; into a state of not operating. * /After 100,000 miles the car went to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ pieces — adv. phr. 1. Into broken pieces or fragments; destroyed. The cannon shot the town to pieces. The vase fell to pieces in Mary s hand. 2. informal So as not to work; into a state of not operating. After 100,000 miles the car went to pieces. When… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to pieces — 1) into broken pieces or fragments, destroyed, not working His car fell to pieces during his recent trip to Alaska. 2) very much, greatly He loves his little girl to pieces …   Idioms and examples

  • to pieces — adverb a) Completely, utterly. I just love my nieces to pieces. b) Into fragments or parts …   Wiktionary

  • To cut to pieces — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pick to pieces — Pick Pick (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Picking}.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. {Peck}, v., {Pike}, {Pitch} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • I Fall to Pieces — Single infobox Name = I Fall to Pieces Artist = Patsy Cline from Album = Patsy Cline Showcase B side = Lovin in Vain Released = January 30, 1961 Format = 45 rpm Recorded = November 16, 1960 Decca Records Nashville Genre = Country pop Length =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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