blow (someone or something) to bits

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blow (someone or something) to bits

To explode or otherwise destroy something into tiny, fragmentary pieces. The demolition crew came in and blew the house to bits. The small band of rebels didn't stand a chance; they were blown to bits as soon as the loyalists had them in sight.
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There's a real cinematic quality to Ashkin's piece: it looks just like one of those mock-ups F/X guys make then blow to bits. Consequently, you halfway expect some Ray Harryhausen nasties to emerge from the murk, just as they did in all those nature-run-amok movies that were so popular during the '50s and '60s (Radioactive Twenty Foot Insects Destroy City!).