break to pieces

break (something) to pieces

To break something into fragments. I broke the vase to pieces when I dropped it on the floor.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

break something to pieces

to shatter something. I broke my crystal vase to pieces. I dropped a glass and broke it to pieces.
See also: break, piece, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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