One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Very upset.‘he was said to be absolutely shattered after losing his job’worried, upset, distressed, fraught, devastatedView synonyms
2British informal Exhausted.‘I usually feel too shattered to do more than crawl into bed’
tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spentView synonyms
- ‘Anyway, nothing happening, France attacking but everyone's shattered apart from Ribery.’
- ‘At least I get to see my nieces for a few hours near to Christmas this way… we might be shattered after the journey but it will be happy shattered.’
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