be shot to hell
be (all) shot to hell
1. slang To be in poor condition. After dropping my phone so many times, the screen is all shot to hell. I'm sorry, what's your name again? My memory is shot to hell anymore.
2. slang To have failed or gone awry, as of an idea or plan. We really need to regroup now that our proposal is all shot to hell after the meeting with the CEO.
be shot to hellINFORMAL
If something is shot to hell, it is in a very bad condition. In the 1970s the economy was shot to hell. He was 87 and his memory was shot to hell.