Definition of nervous wreck in English:

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nervous wreck

Pronunciation: /ˈnərvəs rek/

noun

informal
A person suffering from stress or emotional exhaustion: by the end of the day I was a nervous wreck
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  • She becomes a nervous wreck and suffers from ghastly nightmares.
  • But these workers are also nervous wrecks, for they know that Americans are very angry about the offshoring of middle-class jobs - and American callers often take out their anger on them, using creative combinations of four-letter words.
  • In the meantime, I would respectfully suggest to the above named authors that they find some new subject matter, before they turn everyone in the 27-33 age range into nervous wrecks.

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Syllabification: nerv·ous wreck

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