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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Fortunately, Amavi is a threat every time he goes forward but, defensively, he was ripped to shreds by Jesus Navas.
Gunners boss Wenger saw his men ripped to shreds as Bayern Munich gained total revenge for their 2-0 loss at the Emirates a fortnight ago.
My heart has been ripped to shreds, I need to spend time with my other kids now xxxx" Messages of support for Ben's family have poured in on social media.
The Wales coach saw his plans ripped to shreds during his side's 23-19 win against Italy at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday when two of his most important players were carried off with serious injuries.
Seeing a man on the edge isolated for over a week in an extreme environment, his hands were ripped to shreds and infected; the bridge was wet and dangerously slippy following one of the worst storms in recent memory "I'd rather lose his friendship than watch him lose his life.
The mauling of the Warriors three weeks ago was arguably the best performance anywhere in the competition this year as the league's best defence was ripped to shreds in a ten-try tonking.
If this is passed then hares, deer and foxes will be chased to exhaustion and fear then ripped to shreds by packs of savage dogs.
I get ripped to shreds by the guys I work with - nearly every parcel delivered to the site is a "I play a lot of golf in the summer but over the winter months you can't get out to do things like that.
The social and economic fabric of the country has been ripped to shreds," Kyung-wha said.
Having been ripped to shreds for wearing a high street frock to an awards do rather than rock up looking like Angelina Jolie in Chanel, she had to make an argument none of us should have to bother our 'pretty little heads' with - namely she was there because she has a talent and not for her ability to match her bag to her shoes.
SHEFFIELD TIGERS 45 DUDLEY K'FORD 8 THE misery continued for Dudley Kingswingford as they were ripped to shreds by relegation-threatened Sheffield Tigers at Dore Moor.
He bit Lindsay's friend, Michelle Rossi, on the wrist as she tried to stop her handbag being ripped to shreds.
It was so strong his trousers were ripped to shreds and when he landed he went down face first and his nose started bleeding.
A poor cat ripped to shreds is normal for a pack of starving, wild dogs.
Alice Cooper @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (October 24) * THAT said, we can't vouch for the safety of any chickens who fancy popping along to see Alice Cooper - he infamously once threw a live chicken into his audience, only for it to get ripped to shreds.