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tatters

noun [plural]     /ˈtæt.əz/ US  /ˈtæt̬.ɚz/
in tatters (especially of cloth) badly torn: Her clothes were old and in tatters.In bad condition badly damaged or completely spoiled: After the newspaper story appeared his reputation was in tatters.In bad condition
(Definition of tatters noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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