cut (someone or something) to (someone or something)

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cut (someone or something) to (someone or something)

To slice or chop something into a particular state (such as "shreds" or "bits"). Sharks cut their prey to shreds with their razor-sharp teeth.
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cut someone or something to something

 
1. Lit. to chop or slice up someone or something, especially to bits or pieces. The chef cut the carrots to bite-size pieces. The lawn mower will cut you to bits if you get under it.
2. Fig. to destroy an argument; to destroy someone's argument. The lawyer heard her argument and cut her to bits. She cut the argument to pieces.
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cut to someone or something

to shift the radio, movie, or television audience's attention abruptly to someone or something new. Suddenly, the engineer cut to the announcer. The technical director cut to a remote unit that was covering an accident. The camera cut to scenes of Atlanta burning.
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The boys are really trying their hearts out and it's not as if Stade Francais rang rings around us or cut us to pieces.
They cut us to pieces once in the game, while Willie Boland headed off the line.
Which is to say that the Bible claims to be an antidote to humbug; and in an age as devoted to humbuggery, self-promotion, and conceit as this one is, powerful words that aim to cut us to the existential quick make us nervous.
Warrington coach Darryl Van de Velde says of Peachey: "If we don't get a good chasing game on this guy from our kicks he'll cut us to pieces.
While the Union Jack flew out stiffly in the icy gale that cut us to the bone, we looked south with our powerful glasses, but could see nothing but the dead white snow plain.