She was 26 years old and her life was in tatters, her future a black cloud.
But they may not have time with Putin challenging, Crimea invaded and an economy in tatters.
A few years later, though, when my Jerusalemite husband and I moved temporarily to the U.S., Oslo was already in tatters.
mid-14c., "clad in slashed garments," from Old Norse toturr "rag," cognate with Old English tættec, tætteca "rag, tatter," Low German tater "tatter." The noun is attested from c.1400.