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
References in classic literature ?
Nay, he said--yes you did--deny it if you can, that you would not have confest the truth, though master had cut you to pieces.
First, I will pierce through the root of your tongue, so that you cannot squeal, then I will cut you to pieces slowly, bit by bit, and in the morning I will tell the people that the spirits did it because you lied.