rip (someone or something) apart

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rip (someone or something) apart

1. Literally, to tear someone or something into several pieces. The dog got ahold of my report and ripped it apart! I know there's a stereotype that sharks will rip swimmers apart 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 apart. Sarah's very first opponent in amateur boxing ripped her apart, 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 apart, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's bosses ripped him apart at his annual performance review.
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rip someone or something apart

to tear someone or something apart into pieces. The automobile accident ripped the car apart. Don't rip apart the newspaper!
See also: apart, rip
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
See also: apart, rip, somebody, something, to
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"They were very efficient and they ripped us apart at times.
"But how it was portrayed by the TV editing ripped us apart.
We accepted it because, along with you, we've seen how lies have ripped us apart as a society, fomenting hate and anger,' it added.
remember when I was chairman of Gateshead travelling to Worksop where he stood on the wing like a statue - apart from wAddLe 10 glorious minutes when he literally ripped us apart.
I remember when I was chairman of Gateshead travelling to Worksop where he stood on the wing like a statue -- apart from 10 glorious minutes when he literally ripped us apart.
"They just -- they ripped us apart. I don't know if they were that good or if we were just not on top of our PK.
Guy who was born and bred in Hartburn, Stockton, said: "It really has ripped us apart. When we speak on Skype, Vince will ask: 'Are you coming back this weekend?' We tell him she has to stay as she is organising the rest of his toys to come across.
"A lot of our players will remember what happened then - they came out, threw the ball about and ripped us apart," said Maynard.
"I spoke to a woman who started crying saying, 'Maggie has ripped us apart', a lad who couldn't get a job, another 24-year-old lad who commuted a six-hour round trip to work at a factory in Scotland because he couldn't get a job closer.
They would have ripped us apart if we had allowed them to play.
We really buoyed up after beating Liverpool and felt that our performances were gradually getting better and we were stopping teams scoring against us but Aaron Lennon just ripped us apart at White Hart Lane.
Much of this has been in response to critics who have ripped us apart with half-truths and lies.
"I am not so sure we ever lost a game to Liverpool at Filbert Street apart from our first season after gaining promotion when they ripped us apart," O'Neill said.