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— as in: frayed cloth
The cuffs were
from so many washings.
showing wear with threads beginning to separate and hang loose
— as in: frayed nerves
The constant pressure has
emotionally strained (worn thin)
— as in: into the fray
I’m hesitant to join
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
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