Posted by Smokey Stover on May 20, 2005
In Reply to: I'm shot posted by James Briggs on May 19, 2005
: : WHAT DOES "I'M SHOT" MEANS? SOMEONE SAID IT TO ME AND WON'T TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS... JUST SAID IT'S A NEW YORK PHRASE.
: I could well mean 'I'm exhausted' - it does here in the UK. I'ts probably a shortening of 'I'm shot to pieces'.
Here in the U.S., as in the U.K., it means "My energy is spent," or "I'm really tired!" I don't know if Americans sometimes say "I'm shot to pieces," but probably they do. I know they sometimes say "I'm shot to hell." SS