Would you please help me with the meanings of these phrases? (You have been a great help to me, before.) What are the meanings of “diamond-studied”, “Chair-puller” and “went all to pieces” in the following context?
- Goethe was particularly impressed by his diamond-studied hussar’s uniform.
- He was sometimes a chair-puller.
- His eyes remained blue throughout his life, but the rest of him went all to pieces.