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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If yesterday, Gandhi was promising to cut someone to pieces for labelling Hindus as weak or leaderless, today he speaks about India's place in the new global order in an address to the Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) in Houston, Texas.