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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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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Centre owner Griff Griffiths said: "We had to go in and get the eggs mob-handed, carrying dustbins lids and brooms because the mum and dad would have ripped us to shreds otherwise," he said.
"What are they doing about the feral ruling class, who have ripped us to shreds? The spivs and the speculators who have caused the havoc and fanned the flames of casino capitalism.
He said: "What are they doing about the feral ruling class, who have ripped us to shreds? The spivs and the speculators who have caused the havoc.
Olivia, of Golcar, said: "They basically ripped us to shreds, but in a constructive way.
But they ripped us to shreds saying we were dressing like tarts in the video.
If we had opened up against Arsenal from the off, they might have ripped us to shreds!"