Definition of pick (someone or something) to pieces/shreds
- The media picked his personal life to pieces.
- Her ideas were picked to shreds by her coworkers.
: to pierce, penetrate, or break up with a pointed instrument
: to remove bit by bit
: to remove covering or adhering matter from
: a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument
: the act or privilege of choosing or selecting : choice
: the best or choicest one
: a heavy, usually long-handled iron or steel tool pointed at one or both ends — compare mattock
: to throw or thrust with effort : hurl
: to throw (a shuttle) across the loom
: the act of pitching or throwing
: something thrown
: a throw of the shuttle
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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