rip (someone or something) to shreds

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rip (someone or something) to shreds

1. To criticize, upbraid, or condemn someone or something severely or thoroughly. A: "Have you heard anything about this movie we're about to see?" B: "Well, one reviewer ripped it to shreds, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's bosses ripped him to shreds at his annual performance review.
2. To cause great damage, disorder, or ruin to someone or something. Enjoy the tranquility and order of your house now because soon, your kids will start ripping the place to shreds. Sarah's very first opponent in amateur boxing ripped her to shreds, but that's how it goes for most novice fighters.
See also: rip, shred
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He's the best in the world when you're playing well for him, or he can rip you to shreds.
He's the best in the world when you're playing well for him or he can rip you to shreds.
Although I still feel Liverpool are far from the finished article, if you let them play they will rip you to shreds.
Everyone loves a puzzle, except when they are in the form of a Chinese puzzle box which brings forth the Cenobites, a trio of S&M demons to rip you to shreds and take you to hell.
They are a club that do that and they can rip you to shreds at any time.
If the defensive line is not quite strong enough, he will absolutely rip you to shreds.