pull to pieces

pull to pieces
pick/pull (someone/something) to pieces to criticize someone or something very severely, often in a way that is not fair.

It's discouraging because every time I show him a bit of work I've done he picks it to pieces.


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  • pull to pieces — pull apart or pull to pieces 1. To cause to break into pieces by pulling 2. To criticize harshly • • • Main Entry: ↑pull …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull to pieces — ► tear (or pull) to pieces criticize harshly. Main Entry: ↑piece …   English terms dictionary

  • pull to pieces — give harsh criticism, criticize severely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pull apart — or pull to pieces 1. To cause to break into pieces by pulling 2. To criticize harshly • • • Main Entry: ↑pull * * * ˌpull a ˈpart [transitive] [present tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull — /pʊl / (say pool) verb (t) 1. to draw or haul towards oneself or itself, in a particular direction, or into a particular position: to pull a sledge up a hill. 2. to draw or tug at with force: to pull a person s hair. 3. to draw, rend, or tear… …  

  • pull — Synonyms and related words: abandon, accomplish, adduct, adduction, affinity, allure, allurement, amperage, appeal, apprehend, armipotence, arrest, arrive, assume, attack, attract, attractance, attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, authority …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pull something apart — DISMANTLE, disassemble, take/pull to pieces, take/pull to bits, take apart, strip down; demolish, destroy, break up. → pull …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull apart — they pulled apart the suitcase looking for hidden drugs Syn: dismantle, disassemble, take/pull to pieces, take/pull to bits, take apart, strip down; demolish, destroy, break up …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Pull — Pull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pulled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pulling}.] [AS. pullian; cf. LG. pulen, and Gael. peall, piol, spiol.] 1. To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly. [1913 Webster] Ne er pull your hat upon your brows. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pull someone to pieces — pull/rip/tear etc/ someone/something/to pieces phrase to criticize someone or something severely Every suggestion was pulled to pieces by the committee. Thesaurus: to criticize strongly …   Useful english dictionary

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