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Smithereens

Meaning: A collection of small fragments considered as a whole

Apr 25, 2016 15:19 IST
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Meaning: A collection of small fragments considered as a whole

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The glass has been smashed to smithereens by my friend in anger!

Pronunciation: smith-uh-reenz

Usage/Example: 1. Two main classrooms were "smashed to smithereens", with the school swimming pool caved in and tennis courts destroyed. (Source: Waikato Times)

2. The images that surface would be of men with rippling muscles, broad shoulders, and big frames with the power to pulp the ball into smithereens or to send it soaring into the orbit. (Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Then a fellah named Garth Brooks blew every pre-conceived notion anyone ever had about country music to smithereens (Source: American Songwriter)

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