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wear someone to a frazzle
Fig. to exhaust someone. Her work wears her to a frazzle. Taking care of all those kids must wear you to a frazzle.
wear somebody to a frazzle(informal)
to make someone feel very tired and nervous (often reflexive) She's worn herself to a frazzle trying to get that report finished. You've been looking after her kids for a month? You must be worn to a frazzle.
worn to a frazzle
In a state of nervous exhaustion, as in The very idea of moving again has us worn to a frazzle. This expression transfers frazzle, which means "a frayed edge," to one's feelings. [Late 1800s]