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.
See also: bit, blow
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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.
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.
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.
If I hadn't gone out I'd have been blown to bits too.
Samadyar, the district chief, said the body of one of the children was blown to bits.
Tried to cry for help when the bar was blown to bits in Coronation Street but only a dog would have been able to hear his voice.
1 can buy cigarettes, alcohol, porn, guns, drugs, play the lotto, join the army and get blown to bits, get married, vote, drive, and all that shit.
The trailer of the movie had raged soccer fans after it was aired on the club's giant TV screens, depicting the Allianz Arena stadium being blown to bits by aliens.