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be ripped to shreds

1. To be severely or thoroughly criticized, upbraided, or condemned. A: "Have you heard anything about this movie we're about to see?" B: "Well, it was ripped to shreds by critics, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's going to be ripped to shreds at his performance review with the bosses tomorrow.
2. To be utterly or severely damaged, ruined, or thrown into disarray. Enjoy the tranquility and order of your house now, because once you have kids, it's going to be ripped to shreds. Sarah was ripped to shreds in her first match as an amateur boxer.
See also: ripped, shred

get ripped to shreds

1. To be severely or thoroughly criticized, upbraided, or condemned. A: "Have you heard anything about this movie we're about to see?" B: "Well, it got ripped to shreds by critics, but I still think it's going to be great." I hear John's getting ripped to shreds at his performance review tomorrow.
2. To be utterly or severely damaged, ruined, or thrown into disarray. Enjoy the tranquility and order of your house now, because once you have kids it's going to get ripped to shreds. Sarah got ripped to shreds in her first match as an amateur boxer.
See also: get, ripped, shred

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

tear someone or something to pieces

 and tear someone or something to shreds
to rip or shred someone or something into bits. Careful of that dog. It will tear you to pieces! The dog tore the newspaper to pieces. It tore my shoes to shreds.
See also: piece, tear

shredded

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Collegiate.) We are all too shredded to drive home. What shall we do?
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SHRED EVENT: Colin Townsend, left, of Shred-it and Coun Dave McGarr launch the campaign in North Tyneside
Adams said Shred Smart clients pay $35 for the company to come to their site and then anywhere from 8-15 cents a pound.
SDCCU began hosting its free Shred Day events in 2007 and has since collected, shredded and recycled more than 1.
And despite the presence of existing companies that already have footholds in the market, Shred Smart claims it can do the work faster and safer.
Carpets] do shred, but the gain from shredding a carpet is negligible--it almost works against you," he says.
The documents you shred today may be reconstructed tomorrow.
Golden Shred is by far the most recognised marmalade brand in the UK, enabling it to carry the legend `The World's Best Marmalade'.
A joint industry-government partnership issued technical recommendations designed to minimize internal heating of tire shred fills.
Stay Safe Solutions announced today that its affiliate company, Stay Safe Shred and Recycle, has purchased the document destruction business line from PRIDE Industries, significantly increasing its document shredding and recycling services statewide.
Everyone is welcome to shred their unneeded or outdated documents, free of cost, at the Community Shredding Event happening at the Lone Star National Bank location at 520 E.
It's a great way to securely shred personal papers like tax returns, canceled checks and medical documents.
Recyclers, in particular, can shred scrap that may have otherwise gone to a landfill," says Harold L.
Prior to 1992, PRS was using recycling companies to shred its clients' documents.