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Re: Smithereens

Posted by R. Berg on September 08, 2001

In Reply to: Phrase Origin posted by Dave Walmsley on September 08, 2001

: Can anyone please tell me where the phrase "Blown to Smithereens" comes from?
: Thanks,
: Dave

Smithereens are fragments; see dictionary entry at link below or use
http://www.bartleby.com/61/75/S0497500.html

See also: the meaning and origin of 'blown to smithereens'.