hack apart

hack someone or something apart

 
1. Lit. to chop up someone or something. The murderer hacked the victim apart. He hacked apart the victim. The butcher hacked the chicken apart.
2. Fig. to criticize someone or something severely. The review just hacked him apart for his poor showing in the play. The critic hacked apart all the actors in the play.
See also: apart, hack
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So join me, if you have a brain, and pick up your hatchet of fury as we hack apart this body of crap.
Take your saw and go and hack apart some of the greenery in their garden ( an eye for an eye, it's only fair.
Do you: a) Take your saw and go and hack apart some of the greenery in their garden - an eye for an eye.
In a murky, subterranean butchery, obscure tensions grow between two burly butchers as they hack apart slabs of flesh and bone.
Remember those creepy, crawly, musty-smelling things you used to hack apart in high school biology class?
Nunn-Lugar has also provided a comprehensive demilitarization strategy for the former Soviet Union, sending bulldozers, cranes, electric drills, saws, cable shredders, plasma cutters, and giant shears to hack apart weapons, missile silos and launch pads.