to a frazzle

idiom

informal
1
: to a very tired or nervous condition
By the end of the day, the waitress was worn to a frazzle.
2
British : to a state of being hard, dry, and easily broken
The toast had been burned to a frazzle.

Examples of to a frazzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tackles, the contact and the double teams had worn him to a frazzle. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 8 Aug. 2021 The industrious and dedicated Studley looked worn to a frazzle by June. Murr Brewster, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 June 2021

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“To a frazzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20a%20frazzle. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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