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.
See also: rip, shred
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Women fought over his gloves and handkerchiefs, which were ripped to shreds and shared as souvenirs.
Police are investigating after the fox was ripped to shreds as hunt members and protesters clashed.
My heart has been ripped to shreds, I need to spend time with my other kids now xxxx" Messages of support for Ben's family have poured in on social media.
ability ripped to shreds the Valencia defence under the watching eyes of the Real Madrid scouts who signed him the following summer for a fee of PS950,000.
The Wales coach saw his plans ripped to shreds during his side's 23-19 win against Italy at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday when two of his most important players were carried off with serious injuries.
If this is passed then hares, deer and foxes will be chased to exhaustion and fear then ripped to shreds by packs of savage dogs.
I get ripped to shreds by the guys I work with - nearly every parcel delivered to the site is a "I play a lot of golf in the summer but over the winter months you can't get out to do things like that.
SHEFFIELD TIGERS 45 DUDLEY K'FORD 8 THE misery continued for Dudley Kingswingford as they were ripped to shreds by relegation-threatened Sheffield Tigers at Dore Moor.
And if politicians don't want their families ripped to shreds in the public arena - then they shouldn't be the ones to drag them into it.
It was so strong his trousers were ripped to shreds and when he landed he went down face first and his nose started bleeding.
A poor cat ripped to shreds is normal for a pack of starving, wild dogs.
The kingdom of Mayhem assumes that the young Princess Katiyana is dead when she disappears one night and her father the King is found in the forest ripped to shreds by wolves.
Alice Cooper @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (October 24) * THAT said, we can't vouch for the safety of any chickens who fancy popping along to see Alice Cooper - he infamously once threw a live chicken into his audience, only for it to get ripped to shreds.
Its welfare reform Bill has been ripped to shreds in the House of Lords, unemployment is rising and Britain's banks - even those owned largely by taxpayers - appear determined to hand over another set of bumper bonuses to top staff.