cut (someone) to pieces

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cut (someone) to pieces

1. To violently kill, severely maim, or incapacitate someone. The soldier was cut to pieces by the roadside bomb. The devastating disease cut her to pieces.
2. To completely overwhelm, defeat, or decimate. The team's star striker has been cutting their defense to pieces. The recession has cut to pieces the hopes of many young and older workers alike.
See also: cut, piece
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I can't question the players' attitude, effort, or endeavour, but we just came up against some very good players today - at times they cut us to pieces," he said.
We know there are areas we need to sharpen upon or Australia will cut us to pieces.
He went right through us and cut us to pieces, so we knew we had to be big on him.
Maybe if Frank Lampard had scored with a 30-yard thunderbolt or they had cut us to pieces with great play it would have been a little bit easier to take, but to concede a goal from a set-piece, it hurts, it just kills you.
Wales have got runners who can cut us to pieces if we are too loose this time,' he warned.
There were 260 gliders and it was a good job the RAF had air supremacy, otherwise the Germans would have cut us to pieces.
They cut us to pieces once in the game, while Willie Boland headed off the line.
Jason Smith and Richard Horne won't be playing and they cut us to pieces there last time.
Davenport admitted the game-plan had been to contain the skilful opposition, adding: ``I think if we had gone gung-ho against them they would have cut us to pieces.
If we stand off them and give them space they will cut us to pieces.
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.