Tore us to ribbons - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
tear (someone or something) to ribbons (redirected from tore us to ribbons)
tear (someone or something) to ribbons
1. Literally, to destroy something by ripping or tearing it. I got so frustrated with that sketch that I finally just tore it to ribbons.
2. To judge or criticize someone or something harshly. I thought I had done a good job on the project, but my boss just tore me to ribbons, pointing out every little thing I had overlooked.
cut, tear, etc. something to ˈribbons cut, tear, etc. something very badly: She was so furious when she discovered her husband with another woman that she cut all his clothes to ribbons.
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"City have got to be title contenders with the squad they've got, but people will look at the scoreline and think they tore us to ribbons