Idiom of the day on ‘not being able to think clearly’

go/fall to pieces

C2 If someone goes/falls to pieces, they become unable to think clearly and control their emotions because of something unpleasant or difficult that they have experienced:

“She just goes (all) to pieces in exams.”

› If a relationship, organization, or system goes/falls to pieces, it fails:

“Their marriage began to fall to pieces after only a few months.”

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/go-fall-to-pieces

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