get ripped to shreds

get ripped to shreds

1. To be severely or thoroughly criticized, upbraided, or condemned. A: "Have you heard anything about this movie we're about to see?" B: "Well, it got ripped to shreds by critics, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's getting ripped to shreds at his performance review tomorrow.
2. To be utterly or severely damaged, ruined, or thrown into disarray. Enjoy the tranquility and order of your house now, because once you have kids it's going to get ripped to shreds. Sarah got ripped to shreds in her first match as an amateur boxer.
See also: get, ripped, shred
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