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Definition of tatters noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • clothes or pieces of cloth that are badly torn
  • Idioms
    1. 1torn in many places His clothes were in tatters.
    2. 2 ruined or badly damaged synonym in shreds Her reputation was in tatters. The state's attempt at fiscal reform lies in tatters.
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