As former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Joseph Mussomeli put it, "Levi Strauss or the Gap could destroy this country on a whim."
Slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.
It means that feminism has gone from something that the right wants to destroy to something it wants to appropriate.
Alan instructs Tron on the final leg of the mission: destroy the MCP.
But I think powerful, long friendships often are elastic enough to incorporate envy into them, and not destroy the friendship.
I assume 85 that you are a gentleman and will not destroy my letter.
"I have no orders, except to sink and destroy," replied Erskine between his teeth.
Why did he fill the world with his own children, knowing that he would have to destroy them?
He thought Jessop might destroy it; but there was no fight in the mariner.
They burn, they destroy the dwellings in which he has taken up his abode.
early 13c., from Old French destruire (12c., Modern French détruire) "destroy, ravage, lay waste," from Vulgar Latin *destrugere (source of Italian distruggere), refashioned (influenced by destructus), from Latin destruere "tear down, demolish," literally "un-build," from de- "un-, down" (see de-) + struere "to pile, build" (see structure (n.)). Related: Destroyed; destroying.