(to be) Shot to pieces

Shot to piecesThis week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase shot to pieces. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.

On this week’s English for Football, we’re going to look at the expression shot to pieces. This basically means to be destroyed or broken It can be used with words such as ‘hopes’, ‘dreams’, ‘confidence’ and ‘nerves’. So for example, England’s hopes of qualifying for Euro 2008 were shot to pieces by the defeat at home to Croatia last night. Or, after missing two sitters, the player’s confidence was shot to pieces.

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