beat (something) all to pieces

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beat (something) all to pieces

To be exceptionally better than something else. The sequel was pretty good, but I still think the original beats it all to pieces. I have used dozens of different cameras during my career, but I have to say that this one beats them all to pieces.
See also: all, beat, piece
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that beats something all to pieces

Rur. that is much better than the person or thing named. Mary's layer cake beats mine all to pieces. I say the book beats the movie all to pieces.
See also: all, beat, piece, that
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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