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    frazzled/frayed nerves

    Hi

    Does "frazzled nerves" mean pretty much the same as "frayed nerves"?

    There's also the expression my "nerves are shot".

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    Re: frazzled/frayed nerves

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Does "frazzled nerves" mean pretty much the same as "frayed nerves"?

    There's also the expression my "nerves are shot".
    Yes.

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    Re: frazzled/frayed nerves

    frayed - definition of frayed by Macmillan Dictionary
    frazzled - definition of frazzled by Macmillan Dictionary

    As you see, they do not mean exactly the same, although I would say they cover some common ground. IMO, however, "frayed nerves" does mean more or less the same as "shot nerves".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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