in ruins

idiom

: destroyed with some pieces or parts remaining
The building was/lay in ruins.
sometimes used figuratively
After her death, the family was in ruins.

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“In ruins.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20ruins. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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