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Nervous wreck


a person suffering from emotional exhaustion due to stress
An individual suffering from extreme agitation or worry, as in Pat was a nervous wreck until her mother arrived at the wedding. This expression is nearly always used hyperbolically. [ ; c. 1900 ]
Also see: basket case


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