Definition of in bits in English:

in bits


  • Very upset or emotionally affected.

    ‘she found out he was two-timing her—she's in bits, really she is’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A neighbour who did not want to be identified said: ‘Everybody has been left in bits and there was nothing anyone could do.’’
    • ‘I thought it was fantastic and spent much of the last half hour in bits crying.’
    • ‘I won by seven there, but the week before I was in bits, and the week after I was in bits.’
    • ‘By the end, I was in bits.’
    • ‘But it left me in bits, and I need someone to blame.’
    • ‘She initially refused to give her details but later told police nothing happened between them and said: ‘My head is in bits.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'll leave it there for now, because I'm in bits tonight, on and off, off and on.’