cut (someone) to pieces

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cut (someone) to pieces

1. To violently kill, severely maim, or incapacitate someone. The soldier was cut to pieces by the roadside bomb. The devastating disease cut her to pieces.
2. To completely overwhelm, defeat, or decimate. The team's star striker has been cutting their defense to pieces. The recession has cut to pieces the hopes of many young and older workers alike.
See also: cut, piece
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The court was told that when Abdilisha sought to have his money back, Ali became furious and threatened to cut him to pieces, warning him that he only owed him friendship, not money.
A TEENAGER reportedly held an army knife to a boy's stomach while threatening to 'cut him to pieces' on his walk home from school.