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be blasted to smithereens

To be blown up or broken apart into tiny, fragmentary pieces. "Smithereens," first appearing in English in 1829 as "smiddereens," is likely derived from the Irish word "smidirín" or "smidiríní," meaning "fragment." I wish I could still go visit our old family home, but it's already been blasted to smithereens by the demolition crew. The village was blasted to smithereens by the typhoon's gale-force winds.
See also: blasted, smithereens

blasted

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I got so blasted I swore never to blow another joint.
2. mod. damned. Shut your blasted mouth!
References in classic literature ?
With that rich perfume of her breath she blasted the very air.
TWO Blighted Beings, haggard, lachrymose, and detested, met on a blasted heath in the light of a struggling moon.
Elizabeth was sad and desponding; she no longer took delight in her ordinary occupations; all pleasure seemed to her sacrilege toward the dead; eternal woe and tears she then thought was the just tribute she should pay to innocence so blasted and destroyed.
Eric Thomas, President and CEO of ABS Blast, stated, "Our common sense approach to designing a blast room begins with understanding the size of the items to be blasted.
In addition, said one foundry, "With the purchase of dry ice blast a couple of years ago, molds can be blasted and sprayed quickly in the casting machine while the molds are still hot.
It's been going on so long, and they have blasted the rock so many times," lamented Ryoko Honma, a resident of the nearby fishing village of Furubira, where many of the 19 people trapped on the bus are from.
The only dust with steel-grit sanding comes from the dirt being blasted off the surface being cleaned.