demolition job

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demolition job

1. A very critical attack on someone or something, especially through media outlets. The movie critic did a real demolition job on the new film in last week's paper.
2. A resounding, thorough victory over one's opponent. After Ireland's demolition job against Scotland last week, they now stand poised to win the Six Nations Championship.
See also: demolition, job

a demolition job

BRITISH, JOURNALISM
COMMON
1. If you do a demolition job on someone or something, you criticize them strongly and effectively. His speech was a sustained demolition job on the prime minister's strategy.
2. If you do a demolition job on an opponent, you defeat them completely. Byram drove home his second goal to make it 3 — 1 and Scott Young completed the demolition job.
See also: demolition, job
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MANILA -- Only 743 days are remaining for the Aquino administration and it will not waste its time on "demolition jobs" against the opposition, according to Malacanang.
TWO races over the 600 yards distance have resulted in two nine-length demolition jobs by Sparta Maestro and tonight he bids for the hat-trick when he contests the opening semifinal of the Billy Mulvaney Snr & Jnr Memorial 600 at Shelbourne Park.
Some towns and cities have developed and are on a rolling programme on just enhancing and maintaining what they have; we on the other hand have to keep having demolition jobs.
Atlas Copco's CC 3300 hydraulic CombiCutter features a new box-shape jaw, allowing the recycling rate to be increased for demolition jobs and the recycling process within the crusher to be simplified.
It was finally removed on Sunday, in what has been labelled one of the UK's most difficult demolition jobs.
Crusher jaws, he says, are recommended for primary demolition jobs where speed is a primary requirement and secondary handling of the material is done later in the process.
"Also, with the ever-increasing versatility and great selection of work tools available for the skid-steer loader, they are widely used in selective demolition jobs, like refurbishment of residential and office buildings.
Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath bowled himself into the record books yesterday with one of the greatest demolition jobs in Ashes' history.
Estrada recalled being at the receiving end of demolition jobs during the campaign period and said that while he and the Vice President's daughter Nancy Binay had their share of criticisms, majority were trained on the young Enrile.
These sites that the trespassers target can be huge, says Taylor--as much as 300 acres and 60 buildings--and security is different from many other demolition jobs. At a smaller site with occupied buildings nearby it is easier to control access, and depending on the size of the building, the demolition contractor is off the site in less than a month.
Shears are also common on demolition jobs that include steel-intensive structures.
demolition jobs and is averaging a tournament-high 95.27.
Other UNA candidates earlier said they were the target of demolition jobs.
In addition to scrap metals harvested from demolition jobs, Richardson noted that 110,000 tons of concrete and asphalt have been recycled in place during the River Rouge revitalization project.