rip (someone or something) to shreds

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rip (someone or something) to shreds

1. To criticize, upbraid, or condemn someone or something severely or thoroughly. A: "Have you heard anything about this movie we're about to see?" B: "Well, one reviewer ripped it to shreds, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's bosses ripped him to shreds at his annual performance review.
2. To cause great damage, disorder, or ruin to someone or something. Enjoy the tranquility and order of your house now, because soon your kids will start ripping the place to shreds. Sarah's very first opponent in amateur boxing ripped her to shreds, but that's how it goes for most novice fighters.
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rip somebody/something aˈpart/to ˈshreds, ˈbits, etc.

destroy something; criticize somebody/something very strongly: Can you believe it? I spent all that time preparing my report, only to have it ripped to shreds! OPPOSITE: praise somebody/something to the skies
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Some think because there are no Scots in the field next week they can rip us to shreds on social media but I know golf in Scotland is in a far healthier state compared to five years ago.
If we sit back against them, then they will rip us to shreds, and if we try to outplay them, then they have quality players in every position.
In-coming boss Tigana left impressed and Phelan said: "My message to Jean is don't rip us to shreds. Not many changes are needed." Phelan scored Fulham's first to open the floodgates for their biggest win of the season and offer an outside hope of a play-off place.
Gary Lineker last night claimed Paul Gascoigne's got it so easy in Scotland he'll rip us to shreds when we get to Wembley.