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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In those days you called in your stories to the rewrite desk which might cut them to pieces.