Definition of Cut to ribbons

1. Verb. Defeat totally. "We must cut the other team to ribbons!"

Generic synonyms: Demolish, Destroy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cut To Ribbons

cut short
cut someone loose
cut someone some slack
cut splice
cut the cheese
cut the mustard
cut the muster
cut the rug
cut the umbilical cord
cut through
cut time
cut to
cut to black
cut to pieces
cut to ribbons (current term)
cut to the chase
cut to the quick
cut up
cut up rough
cut wind
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Literary usage of Cut to ribbons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"But it ought to be made perfectly clear that landed estates are not to be cut to ribbons without the owners receiving substantial compensation. ..."

2. The United Service Magazine by Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1837)
"... with every stick standing; I don't come towing into port without a topsail ; or my mainsail cut to ribbons, like other people that I could name. ..."

3. The Mikado's Empire by William Elliot Griffis (1906)
"... the driver wounded, and the sides of the carriage pierced and cut to ribbons with spear-points and sword-blades. Iwakura, wounded in two places, ..."

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