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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

do a demolition job on (someone or something)

To make 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.
See also: demolition, job, on

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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- In Al- Esawiyah, demolition of a house 2 Floors which is under construction for Ms.
- In Al- Esawiyah, the demolition of a room of approximately 16sq.m, related to Mr.
- In Beit Hanina, demolition of a residential house of 65 Sq.m.
Fort Knox, Ky., has removed 285 buildings in the past three years, generating more than $250,000 in income (through recycling) and saving roughly $640,000 in demolition costs.
The Corps, the Construction Materials Recycling Association and the National Association of Demolition Contractors jointly funded the study.
Prior to demolition, CERL sampled at the site for laboratory tests, including: air-ambient, air-personnel (OSHA), soil, dust, building structure and pavements.
Much of the work of CPT in Hebron is the attempt to halt the demolition of Palestinian homes by Israeli forces, or to assist in rebuilding these homes.
The cell phone summoned us to a house demolition which had taken place in the Beqa'a Valley east of Hebron.
We stayed all day consoling the family, documenting the demolition for an internet report, and cell-phoning Palestinian and Israeli peace groups as well as the media.
Coordinate schedule of work for demolition contractor as needed to complete the recovery
Record keeping of all demolition debris quantities.
Require demolition contractors to perform repairs in accordance with the appropriate City