take an axe to

(redirected from took an axe to)

take an axe to

To destroy or attempt to destroy something, usually something intangible. I'm worried that Sarah will want to take an axe to her whole project after hearing your criticism. Congress is going to take an axe to some of the existing laws once the new term starts. I'm afraid I'm going to have to take an axe to the treehouse since it's so rotted.
See also: axe, take
References in periodicals archive ?
Pep Guardiola (far right) took an axe to his squad this summer in the wake of his unsuccessful first campaign, culling most of his thirtysomethings to make way for younger players like Silva.
The Tories took an axe to the extra support given to working families by cutting billions from tax credits.
Tempa had a history of biting people and Dixon took an axe to it when it bit another woman after a party at Ms Hamer's home.
The Italian's team selection yesterday suggested he was planning for next season as he took an axe to his side.
The Italian's team selection certainly suggested he was planning for next season as he took an axe to his side.
After Dr Beeching took an axe to the branch network in the 1960s, typically it's taken a visionary American to open our eyes to the potential of our railways, even on the doorstep of the town that gave birth to them.
A plasterer took an axe to his friend after a drunken argument.
Fed up with constant demands to see the mulberry bush Shakespeare had alleged planted in the garden, he took an axe to it.
Richard McIntyre also revealed he knew his girlfriend had murdered her first husband and took an axe to her second - but he still gave her a home.
Tories were thrilled by the gleeful way he took an axe to spending, inflicting cuts that went way beyond the efficiency savings they promised to stick to in Opposition.
A MAN whose life has been blighted by an opencast mine near his home took an axe to plant machinery causing almost pounds 50,000 worth of damage, a court heard yesterday.
The court heard how the 38-year-old took an axe to his friend, Colin Johnson, in a frenzied attack while under the delusion his victim was having an affair with his girlfriend.
Mr Young, the man who put the body under the patio in Channel 4's Brookside, took an axe to his first meeting with EastEnders' actors earlier this year, but said it was a joke.
The Italian took an axe to his side and Branislav Ivanovic scored in just two minutes.