Under the table, I could see that his combat boots were actually black sneakers, frayed at the seams.
Family—imperfect, frustrating, beautiful family—whose bonds last when other ties have frayed.
“The basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed,” Obama said, noting that even Pope Francis has addressed the issue.
Fox News star Glenn Beck and CNBC host Larry Kudlow have also frayed collective nerve endings.
Paul Begala on the rough road ahead for the frayed frontrunner.
It is one of the tragedies of language that the great phrases get frayed out with constant use.
"My collar's got a frayed edge," he complained, as she examined his troublesome shirt.
The very shirt that Nan had washed and ironed for him, had had to have the frayed ends trimmed away from the wrist-bands.
As he watched, a few bubbles began to appear near the frayed spot.
Three or four were hanging over the gas-jet, close to the window; they were all dark blues or grays, and most of them frayed.