rip (someone or something) in twain(redirected from rip somebody in twain)
rip (someone or something) in twain
To tear someone or something into halves or two pieces of relatively equal size. The strongman impressed the audience by ripping a phonebook in twain with his bare hands. The demonic creature grabbed poor Ishmael and ripped him in twain.
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