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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As it was, she merely stipulated, "If you bring the boy back with his head blown to bits by a musket, don't look to me to put it together again."
They read the tale of men blown to bits, of futile soldiers in that localised battle fightingagainst hope amidst an indescribable wreckage, of flags hauled down by weeping men.
by Making every protester our friend Our forefathers gave up their lives Blown to bits in muddy fields for their young Surely we can give up our time for this cause So that the song of 'Victory!' can be sung?
Corporal Clifford Lane 1916 - BATTLE OF THE SOMME There were times, after being shelled for hours during the latter part of the battle, all I wanted was to be blown to bits.
Altantuya was believed to have been shot dead before her body was blown to bits with explosives at a secondary forest near the Subang Dam in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam, in 2006.
We would load up a six-ton lorry and when we got to deliver the goods we found the place was blown to bits by the bombs.
Mr Scarrott lives on the site with his wife and three daughters, with their house just behind several caravans which were blown to bits. Insurers were visiting the park yesterday to assess the level of damage.
One afternoon a couple of guns in front of us were blown to bits and two young artillery officers were led past us, hysterical and horribly shellshocked.
The victim is young maths genius Adam Capstone, who is basically blown to bits by a parcel bomb.
When he left his home that morning, he had no clue that his life would be in so much danger that night that he would start saying Shema under his breath on the side of a highway, possible seconds away from being blown to bits.
The tears would roll down his poor old weather-beaten face as he remembered with sorrow his comrades who were blown to bits by enemy fire either side of him in the trenches, somewhere in France, during the 1914-18 war.
And 1,400 men, women and children blown to bits is one of them.
Steve Johnson, a 45yearold father of three, said: "You only have to watch the news to see kids being blown to bits in Gaza every day.
There is a huge explosion and walkers are blown to bits. Rick and others have changed and it is clearly reflected in "The Walking Dead" Season 5 trailer.
Then when I got back to my dugout it had been blown to bits. If I hadn't gone out I'd have been blown to bits too."