wear to a frazzle

wear (one) to a frazzle

To cause one to become exhausted and nervous. Dealing with my relatives always wears me to a frazzle. I'm so glad that they're leaving tomorrow.
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wear (oneself) to a frazzle

To make oneself exhausted and anxious through too much work, effort, or worry. I wore myself to a frazzle trying to accommodate all our relatives over Christmas. It was nice having them here, but I'm so glad they're gone! They're wearing themselves to a frazzle with how overprotective they are of their kids.
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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.
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