break to pieces

Also found in: Idioms.
See: destroy, efface
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I use to break to pieces after each attack and criticism, but recently the Lord has been speaking to me through the life of Moses.
1 : to break to pieces by an explosion : shatter <blast rock>
One must look further to discover its actual meaning--"to crumble, smash or break to pieces." It is other than the sum of its parts.