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Meaning of “cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons” in the English Dictionary

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cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons

to ​destroy or ​badlydamage something or someone by ​cutting or ​tearing it, him, or her many ​times: Our new ​kitten has ​torn the ​livingroomcurtains to ​ribbons.figurative The ​attackingsoldiers were ​cut to ​ribbons (= ​killed) by ​machinegunfire.
(Definition of cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons”
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…割/撕成碎片…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…割/撕成碎片…
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