rip (someone or something) to pieces

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rip (someone or something) to pieces

1. Literally, to tear someone or something into several pieces. The dog got ahold of my report and ripped it to pieces! I know there's a stereotype that sharks will rip swimmers to pieces the moment they have the chance, but this is simply not true.
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 pieces. Sarah's very first opponent in amateur boxing ripped her to pieces, but that's how it goes for most novice fighters.
3. 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 pieces, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's bosses ripped him to pieces at his annual performance review.
See also: piece, rip

rip someone or something to something

 
1. Lit. to tear someone or something into small pieces, expressed as bits, pieces, shreds, etc. If you fall into that lawn mower, it will rip you to pieces. The lawn mower ripped the newspaper to tiny bits.
2. Fig. to criticize someone or something mercilessly. The critics ripped Gerald to pieces even though the audience just loved his show. They ripped the whole production to pieces.
See also: rip

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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She said in 2016: "I warned him: 'Go on there and you know what will happen - that man will rip you to pieces and they will think you're a bad dad.'" ."
No matter how good a defender you are, sometimes the movement can rip you to pieces."
Unfair to lay the blame on badgers I WOULD like to respond to Roy Jones's letter (Post, April 18) in which he emotively describes badgers as robbing and destroying bees and wasps and saying "just try catching and handling a badger, they would rip you to pieces".
"Why would you let an outstanding player rip you to pieces? What you do is stop the source getting to him," said Terriers boss Simon Grayson.
Grayson added: "Why would you let an outstanding player have possession and rip you to pieces?"
"Whenever you play France you know that if you are not at your absolute best there is a chance they could rip you to pieces," he said.
They can rip you to pieces if you are not careful."
Niue has a population of only 2500 and only 200 able-bodied men on the island but most of their players perform in the tough New Zealand leagues and their version of the haka goes along the lines of: "We are cannibals; we will tear you apart, rip you to pieces; then we are going to eat you."
If you think vaccination is the answer, just try catching and handling a badger, they would rip you to pieces.
He added: 'The defendant was looking for trouble because he approached the boy and said 'if you look at me like that again I will rip you to pieces'.'
Most of their players perform in the tough New Zealand leagues, are known as the Savage Islands and their version of the haka goes along the lines of: "We are cannibals, we are cannibals; we will catch you, catch you; we will tear you apart, rip you to pieces; then we are going to eat you, eat you."