pick to pieces

pull / pick sb/sth to pieces (to criticize someone or something very severely, often in a way that is not fair) — раскритиковать в пух и прах; разнести в пух и прах; камня на камне не оставить

Example 1: It's discouraging because every time I show him a bit of work I've done he picks it to pieces. (CIDI)

Example 2: At the last meeting John was pulled to pieces with this new plan of his. — На прошлом совещании Джона и его новый план разнесли в пух и прах.

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[нагоняй]

rake sb over the coals (to scold or reprimand someone)

Example: My boss raked me over the coals when he heard about the lost sales report. (idiomconnection)