cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons Definition in British English Dictionary
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cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons

to destroy or badly damage something or someone by cutting or tearing it, him, or her many times: Our new kitten has torn the living room curtains to ribbons.figurative The attacking soldiers were cut to ribbons (= killed) by machine gun fire.
Translations of “cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons”
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…割/撕成碎片…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…割/撕成碎片…
(Definition of cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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