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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.
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Watching the remaining hopefuls' delusional dreams of market dominance getting ripped to shreds in the verbal equivalent of a body cavity search at a Turkish prison always perks me up.
The counter argument, however, is that the lone defeat was a predictable capitulation at home against Manchester United, while anyone who witnessed Villa getting ripped to shreds by Fulham in Wednesday's 3-3 draw can surely only want to back the visitors.
For me, the experience here has been mostly positive, but when he's getting ripped to shreds or there are negative editorials, it gets wearing.