come to pieces

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Definition of come to pieces

British
: to separate into parts The rifle comes to pieces for easy storage.

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“Come to pieces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20to%20pieces. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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