- to be in tatters (clothes)she was dressed in rags and tattersestar hecho jironesher reputation is in tattersiba harapienta y andrajosathe economy is in tatterssu reputación está destrozadala economía está por los suelosExample sentences
- There were photographs stuck to the stone wall, packages with letters, coins, tatters of cloth.
- How many pairs of boots did Carlyon tear to tatters in his researches?
- I twirled the leaf around in my fingers: dry, yellow and brown and brittle, tatters of desiccated material around a skeleton of veins.
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