tear limb from limb

tear limb from limb
tear (someone) limb from limb
: to attack or kill (someone) in a very violent way

The angry mob would have torn him limb from limb if the police hadn't protected him.

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Main Entry:limb
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tear (someone) limb from limb — see limb
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Main Entry:tear

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