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Completely destroyed or wrecked; in a state of ruin. Wow, the hurricane really left this city in ruins. After so many years of neglect, the house is practically in ruins.
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in a state of destruction. (*Typically: be ~; lay ~; leave something ~.) The enemy army left the cities they attacked in ruins. The crops laid in ruins after the flood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
in ˈruinsbadly damaged or destroyed: The city was in ruins at the end of the war. ♢ Their life was in ruins after the death of their only child.
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