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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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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.
DAVID Cameron's immigration promise isn't so much broken as smashed to smithereens.
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.
Following the explosive secrets that tumbled forth on Christmas Day, Mick is a broken man and paralysed with a potent mix of disbelief and betrayal as he sits in the deserted bar of the Vic that he's smashed to smithereens.
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.
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.
Jenkins didn't just play a part in Wales' heroics against England, he captained them through it and smashed to smithereens the notion of him being a scrummaging liability by comfortably getting the better of talked-up English tighthead Dan Cole.
To emphasise the peril, rough footage over the end credits shows the back window of a taxi cab smashed to smithereens and lead actor Gordon-Levitt standing nearby, blood coursing down his arm where he has evidently collided with the car at speed.
He had trainer soles imprinted on his face, he was left with no eyebrows, his eye socket was smashed to smithereens.
The army took me to a hospital when I came around after three days to find both my legs had been smashed to smithereens.
This record was then smashed to smithereens when Daniel Craig took up the mantle in 2006 for 'Casino Royale', which made 594,239,066 dollars at the Box Office.
However, unless we're party to an Olympian miracle, one which sees world records smashed to smithereens, the probability is that the summer's biggest sporting winner, from a commercial perspective, has already completed a performance of such sinewy magnitude that it is difficult to see anyone surpassing it over the coming fortnight.
For much of the first half it looked as if 34 years of home hurt were about to be smashed to smithereens.
Headteacher Ieuan Roberts said: "Our disappointment at seeing our polytunnel smashed to smithereens turned to joy when our friends from Asda and the Ship & Castle phoned us to say they were giving us money to rebuild.
From the moment the train chugs away from its hapless driver, the film steadily gathers momentum, careening through the set pieces, which invariably involve something being smashed to smithereens.