rags and tatters

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rags and tatters (plural only)

  1. very old, torn clothes
    • 2002, C. L. Brightwell, Memorials of the Early Lives and Doings of Great Lawyers, p.198
      ...she was sworn just as she was, all rags and tatters.
  2. (by extension) something ruined
    • December 17 2001, Russell Thomas, The Guardian Sports section.
      Fulham's defence was a thing of rags and tatters long before the end.

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