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English definition of “cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons”

cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons

to destroy or badly damage something or someone by cutting or tearing it or them 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 .Tearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of cut/tear sth/sb to ribbons from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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