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pick/pull sb/sth to pieces

informal
to criticize someone or something severely: The moment she left, the rest of the family started to pull her to pieces.
(Definition of pick/pull sb/sth to pieces from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pick/pull sb/sth to pieces”
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉批评, 把…批驳得体无完肤…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲批評, 把…批判得體無完膚…
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