reduced to a screaming wreck

Discussion in 'English Only' started by band, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. band New Member

    hi friends! what does this phrase mean?reduced to a screaming wreck. it is from fluency in English by L.G Alexander unit 31 I will be really grateful if you can help me!!!
  2. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    English - Southern England
    If you look up "wreck" above, you will find: 3. a person whose physical or mental health or strength has failed: an emotional wreck.
    We also say "nervous wreck" to mean a similar thing. A screaming wreck would be a person whose failings have led him to want to scream - probably through frustration.
  3. band New Member

    Thanks a lot!!!!!

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