hack (something) to bits

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hack (something) to bits

To alter something significantly by removing pieces of it, often in a clumsy or aggressive manner. Can be used literally or figuratively. Quit hacking the roast to bits and just let Dad cut it, will you? I thought I'd written a strong proposal—until my boss hacked it to bits, that is.
See also: bit, hack
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