- 1 Post By emsr2d2
go to pieces
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
His nerves has gone to pieces. The sound of the doorbell made his heart palpitate madly.
go to pieces = experience an emotional or mental breakdown
Thanks for your efforts.
Re: go to pieces
Yes, though simply saying "He has gone to pieces" would be more natural and I would prefer it.
Originally Posted by vil
There is also a singular/plural problem in the original. It says "His nerves has...". Either use "His nerve has gone" as a standalone phrase, or "His nerves have..."
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