shot to pieces


shot to pieces
destroyed, worn-out, ruined

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • shot to pieces — adjective : shot II 5a(2) * * * shot to pieces (or to hell) informal ruined …   Useful english dictionary

  • shot to pieces (or to hell) — informal ruined. → shot …   English new terms dictionary

  • be shot to pieces — be shot to hell/pieces informal to be destroyed or in a very bad condition. His nerves were shot to hell after only 2 years in that job …   New idioms dictionary

  • shot — I. /ʃɒt / (say shot) noun 1. the discharge or a discharge of a firearm, bow, etc. 2. the range of the discharge, or the distance covered by the missile in its flight. 3. an attempt to hit with a projectile discharged from a gun or the like. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shot — shot1 [ ʃat ] adjective never before noun INFORMAL injured, damaged, or destroyed: The bones in her wrist were shot. shot to pieces/hell (=severely damaged or completely destroyed): My nerves are completely shot to pieces. be shot through with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shot — 1 noun GUNS/SHOOTING 1 fire a shot to fire a gun: He pulled out his rifle and fired three shots. 2 take a shot at to try to kill or injure someone by firing a gun at them: Someone took a shot at him as he was getting out of his car. 3 SOUND (C)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shot — I UK [ʃɒt] / US [ʃɑt] noun Word forms shot : singular shot plural shots *** 1) [countable] an act of firing a gun fire a shot: The man fired two shots from a handgun. a) a bullet that is fired from a gun The third shot hit the officer in the… …   English dictionary

  • shot — shot1 [ʃɔt US ʃa:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(gun)¦ 2¦(bullets)¦ 3¦(attempt to score)¦ 4¦(photograph)¦ 5¦(film/tv)¦ 6¦(attempt)¦ 7 give something your best shot 8 be a long shot 9 a 10 to 1 shot/50 to 1 shot etc 10 a shot in the dark …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shot — Synonyms and related words: Nimrod, SOL, Telephoto, Wirephoto, admission, admission fee, aerial photograph, all bets off, all off, all over, all up, altitude peak, anchorage, ante, antelope, antitoxin, approach, archer, arrow, artilleryman, assay …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shot — shot1 noun 1》 the firing of a gun or cannon.     ↘a person with a specified level of ability in shooting: he was an excellent shot.     ↘a critical or aggressive remark. 2》 a hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports, in particular an attempt to …   English new terms dictionary


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