shot to hell


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shot to hell

Worn out, ruined, as in This carpet is shot to hell, or My privacy's been shot to hell, what with all these reporters. This term alludes to being shot by gunfire. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: hell, shot

shot to hell

mod. ruined; decimated. (An elaboration of shot.) This thing is shot to hell. Let’s get a new one.
See also: hell, shot
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Despite his voice being shot to hell, Dylan reeks of authority and might.
However the team's pre-match preparations were shot to hell in the build up, and the strange Boro line-up which eventually took the field did not gel too effectively.
The notion that ethanol is somehow greener that gasoline has been pretty well shot to hell, too.
The back cover pictures Andy Pettitte and Clemens under the title, SHOT TO HELL.
But when spring finally comes and their student opera is produced by the school, the delicate fabric of illusion is shot to hell.