take someone/something apart

take someone/something apart

If you take apart a person, idea or argument, you criticize them strongly by explaining their faults. He proceeded to take apart every preconception anyone might have ever had about him. The committee took her apart, criticizing every aspect of her work.
See also: apart, something, take

take someone/something apart

1. tv. to criticize or defame someone or something. They really took me apart, but what the hell?
2. tv. to beat or damage someone or something. The mugger really took the old lady apart.
See also: apart, something, take
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