"shot to hell" origin?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 29, 2004

In Reply to: "Shot to hell" origin? posted by procrastinator on November 28, 2004

: I have to write an essay on "shot to hell" and I have no idea where it came from. does anybody know?

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shot to hell

Worn out, ruined, as in This carpet is shot to hell, or My privacy's been shot to hell, what with all these reporters.

This term alludes to being shot by gunfire. [Slang; late 1800s]