fall to pieces

idiom

Definition of fall to pieces

1 : to break into parts The old map fell to pieces in my hands.
2 : to become ruined or destroyed His life fell to pieces after his divorce.
3 : to become unable to control one's emotions When he heard the bad news, he just fell to pieces.

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“Fall to pieces.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20to%20pieces. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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