Значение идиомы to pieces

[to pieces] {adv. phr.} 1. Into broken pieces or fragments;destroyed.

The cannon shot the town to pieces.

The vase fell topieces in Mary’s hand.

2. {informal} So as not to work; into a stateof not operating.

After 100,000 miles the car went to pieces.

When Mary heard of her mother’s death, she went to pieces.

3.{informal} Very much; greatly; exceedingly.

Joan was thrilled topieces to see Mary.

The noise scared Bob to pieces.


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