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be smashed to smithereens

To be broken apart or otherwise destroyed into tiny, fragmentary pieces. "Smithereens," first appearing in English in 1829 as "smiddereens," is likely derived from the Irish word "smidirín" or "smidiríní," meaning "fragment." I wish I could still go visit our old family home, but it's already been smashed to smithereens by the demolition crew. The village was smashed to smithereens by the typhoon's gale-force winds.
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I also had an old car in the drive which he completely smashed to smithereens.
Twelve months ago Antonio Conte was left wondering what on earth to do with a Chelsea side smashed to smithereens at Arsenal on September 24.
The astonishing world record fee of PS198m paid to Barcelona by Paris St Germain for Neymar (pictured below) has smashed to smithereens every known boundary in the game.
The team's sonic weapons rouse a giant ape and the best-laid plans of men of science are smashed to smithereens.
The team's sonic weapons rouse a giant ape and their plans are smashed to smithereens.
And Rush reckons it's a matter of when, rather than if, his tally is overtaken by Bale and then smashed to smithereens.
They observed the destruction of the triumphal arch and Temple of Baal Shamin, which was smashed to smithereens.
Turkey's neighborhood policy hit the wall and its image as a role model has been smashed to smithereens as a consequence of Erdoy-an's increasingly authoritarian tendencies, an ideological foreign policy and Ankara's extremely shady policy vis-a-vis the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Jim Morris, an aviation expert with Irwin Mitchell said: "The final report could take two years, it could take longer - this aeroplane was smashed to smithereens.
These are children whose childhoods were smashed to smithereens by war, leaving them precariously on the edge of adulthood.
It is quite a horrific end too, with his car being smashed to smithereens by a train.
An eye-opening event has been the one that occurred during Angela Merkel's public address last year when a drone dropped out of the blue and smashed to smithereens on the ground just in front of her.
During the rest of the trip I thought about where it might have flown off the car, imagined how it looked smashed to smithereens, and - if it survived the crash - worried about who might find it and what damage they might cause hacking into my various online accounts.
Housing and infrastructure would most likely be smashed to smithereens, and goodness knows what the sea-level rise will be doing.
Raja, in a 106- page note to the JPC, has smashed to smithereens the ` 176,000 crore loss theory, defended his actions as telecom minister, and even taken a dig at the Supreme Court for " interfering" in government policy.