- a collection of small fragments considered as a whole
"Berlin was bombed to smithereens"
"his hopes were dashed to smithereens"
- The city has been blasted to smithereens.
- No! You'll be blown to smithereens!
- The bomb blew Tom's car to smithereens.
- The bomb blew Tom's house to smithereens. Fortunately, he wasn't at home at the time.