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1    bit, piece, rag, scrap, shred  
2    in tatters      down at heel, in rags, in shreds, ragged, ripped, tattered, threadbare, torn  
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1       n-plural   Clothes that are intatters are badly torn in several places, so that pieces can easily come off.  
usu in N  
His jersey was left in tatters.     
2       n-plural   If you say that something such as a plan or a person's state of mind is intatters, you are emphasizing that it is weak, has suffered a lot of damage, and is likely to fail completely.  
usu in N     (emphasis)    The economy is in tatters.     

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tattler, tattle, titter, totter

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