shoot to hell

shoot someone or something (all) to hell

1. Lit. to destroy someone or something with gunfire. (Use discretion with hell.) Fred shot the crook to hell with his machine gun. The farm boys had shot the stop sign all to hell.
2. Fig. to destroy, exhaust, or damage someone or something. The hard work in the morning shot me all to hell for the rest of the day. You shot my ideas to hell.
See also: hell, shoot