tear (someone) limb from limb

idiom

: to attack or kill (someone) in a very violent way
The angry mob would have torn him limb from limb if the police hadn't protected him.

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“Tear (someone) limb from limb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tear%20%28someone%29%20limb%20from%20limb. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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