shot to hell


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shot to hell

Worn out, ruined, as in This carpet is shot to hell, or My privacy's been shot to hell, what with all these reporters. This term alludes to being shot by gunfire. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: hell, shot

shot to hell

mod. ruined; decimated. (An elaboration of shot.) This thing is shot to hell. Let’s get a new one.
See also: hell, shot
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However the team's pre-match preparations were shot to hell in the build up, and the strange Boro line-up which eventually took the field did not gel too effectively.
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The vacation shot to hell even though Beau is attracted to his star witness.
His memory is all shot to hell and he starts to become panic stricken as he can't remember, then slowly he discovers who is his father and worries whether he is still married, has he killed his wife or not?
Apparently my modem had been attacked by so many viruses over the years that its immune system was shot to hell.
One engine on fire, the tail shot to hell The chutes were all burned by the incendiary shell.