Meaning of “tear/rip sb/sth to shreds” in the English Dictionary

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"tear/rip sb/sth to shreds" in British English

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tear/rip sb/sth to shreds

to strongly criticize a person or something they do, think, or say:

to damage someone or something badly:

My trousers were torn to shreds when I fell off my bike.

(Definition of “tear/rip sb/sth to shreds” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)