lay waste to

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These media-sponsored surveys often lay waste to all the methodologies and questionnaire-construction techniques that can make public opinion polls (when used responsibly and in the right set of circumstances) an accurate barometer of public attitudes.
E[acute accent]Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem.
She said: "These figures lay waste to the argument at Westminster that people need to get on the bus to find a job.
As the old system was designed to lay waste to Russia, one of our new best friends, we can save a fortune on a Trident replacement and still have the "comfort" of a deadly nuclear shield if needed.
You have never seen someone lay waste to a buffet like a pregnant woman.
Its upscale family endures enough angst to lay waste to an entire suburb - their lives verged on the apocalyptic in its first season, and things disintegrate, if possible (and yes, lamentably, it's possible), even more this year.
Now, it seems, they are the only defence against bloodthirsty slavering foxes ready to lay waste to the countryside.