a person suffering from emotional exhaustion due to stress
While Bacall seems like a paragon of cool confidence in the final product, she was a nervous wreck on set.
I poured so much into the book and I was a nervous wreck while waiting to hear what my editor thought.
I was a nervous wreck after sending and did not expect a reply.
Had I remained with them, no doubt now, five years later, I would be a physical and nervous wreck.
He has been overworking, I fear, and seems to be a nervous wreck.
I'm a nervous wreck, almost getting carted off to God knows where like that.
While he's more or less grouchy, he don't act any more like a nervous wreck than usual.
He's been a nervous wreck ever since his accident and I can't trust him.
She had been separated from her children for two years, she was a nervous wreck.
Three minutes in which he must reduce this stalwart fellow to a trembling, nervous wreck.