tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

idiom

Definition of tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds 

: to criticize (someone or something) in a very harsh or angry way They tore my idea to pieces. The actress was torn to shreds in the press.

Learn More about tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

Share tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

Resources for tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

Statistics for tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

Look-up Popularity

Comments on tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

What made you want to look up tear (someone or something) to pieces/shreds? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!