English version

be falling to pieces/bits

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe falling to pieces/bitsbe falling to pieces/bitsBREAKif something is falling to pieces, it is in very bad condition, especially because it is very old syn be falling apart The house is falling to pieces. fall
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be falling to pieces/bitsThe walls were all dirty and the furniture was falling to pieces.But most of the material was falling to pieces.There's a difference between consciously colouring a passage and not being able to control a voice that is falling to bits.They would blaze into prominence just as the foreground planting was falling to pieces.The Soviet Union is falling to pieces; a bloody struggle for those pieces can not be ruled out.
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