One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very upset or emotionally affected.‘she found out he was two-timing her—she's in bits, really she is’
- ‘I thought it was fantastic and spent much of the last half hour in bits crying.’
- ‘At the end of his performance of Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin with pianist Helmut Deutsch, the audience was in bits and pandemonium broke out, leaving Kaufmann looking slightly bemused at the sensation he had caused.’
- ‘I know this is probably taking all the fun out of it, but I have just read the instructions for installation and my head is in bits!’
- ‘I'm still in bits and I'm generally out of the firing line.’
- ‘She initially refused to give her details but later told police nothing happened between them and said: ‘My head is in bits.’’
- ‘By the end, I was in bits.’
- ‘A neighbour who did not want to be identified said: ‘Everybody has been left in bits and there was nothing anyone could do.’’
- ‘I'll leave it there for now, because I'm in bits tonight, on and off, off and on.’
- ‘But it left me in bits, and I need someone to blame.’
- ‘I won by seven there, but the week before I was in bits, and the week after I was in bits.’
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