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be 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 was ripped to shreds by critics, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's going to be ripped to shreds at his performance review with the bosses 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 be ripped to shreds. Sarah was ripped to shreds in her first match as an amateur boxer.
See also: ripped, shred

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.
See also: get, ripped, shred

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

tear someone or something to pieces

 and tear someone or something to shreds
to rip or shred someone or something into bits. Careful of that dog. It will tear you to pieces! The dog tore the newspaper to pieces. It tore my shoes to shreds.
See also: piece, tear

shredded

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Collegiate.) We are all too shredded to drive home. What shall we do?
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References in classic literature ?
The sun had dried stray shreds of moss, and he was able to warm himself with hot water.
He was squatting in the moss, a bone in his mouth, sucking at the shreds of life that still dyed it faintly pink.
Sometimes he was all but submerged, swimming through oblivion with a faltering stroke; and again, by some strange alchemy of soul, he would find another shred of will and strike out more strongly.
Yet here you bring me to a shred of a man, peaky and ill-nourished, with eyes like a moulting owl, who must needs, forsooth, take counsel with his mother ere he buckle sword to girdle.
LionCage arrives on-time at the client facility and swiftly shreds on location, guaranteeing the safety and security of valuable and classified data.
of 14" x 1/8" x 1-1/2" oval shreds with single block regulator, and more than 20.
Shredded meat can also add value to your gross profit as your quality meat can stretch further, for example, a standard dice, may well shrink and look poor value for money, with the shredded the meat shreds naturally along the grain, you get a tender product that visibly looks more and can be used in a range of products from sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads.
The shreds produced from asphalt shingles are directed toward similar applications on the county's property.
He also said companies need to make sure they are using a reputable shredding company, preferably one that shreds on-site and is bonded.
First, workers paste the random shreds onto standard sheets of paper, which takes three to seven minutes per page.
Brophy said Shred-it can shred in 15 minutes what a standard office shredder shreds in 10 hours, and guarantees savings of at least 25 percent off the cost of shredding documents using a conventional office shredding machine.
Loosen shreds of kadayif, take out coarse particles.
We hope these guidelines will relieve some of the uncertainty about using tire shreds as a fill material, and allow expansion of the use of shredded scrap tires in civil engineering applications as a major market for scrap tires," said John Serumgard, chairman of the Scrap Tire Management Council, and Richard Gust, chairman of the Tire and Rubber Recycling Advisory Committee, the ad hoc Civil Engineering Committee organizers.
PRS shreds 300 cubic feet of documents a week, with each cubic foot being approximately 5,000 sheets of paper.