tear someone up for arse-paper v.
(mainly N.Z.) to scold, to reprimand, to attack and totally overcome in an argument; thus ext. as well, I’ll be torn up for arse-paper!, an excl. of surprise or disbelief.
|Mint (1955) 98: The slow ones [i.e. recruits] are haggard with being chased and chewed up (to arse-paper, as we say). [Ibid.] 113: I won’t take it out of you urks just because my bollocks were chewed to arse-paper.|
|For the Rest of Our Lives 300: ‘Well, I’ll be torn up for arsepaper,’ said Pat Murphy.|
|Teachers (1962) 276: Finished tearing me up for arse-paper yet?|
|DNZE].Once on Chunuk Bair (1990) 38: I should tear you up for arse paper [|
|DNZE].A Pioneer’s Life 86: The irate gardener was bad enough but when his spouse appeared [...] she narlhy tore me up for dunny paper [|
|www.labournet.org June [Internet] Angus McLagan would put his arm around Benny as though they were mates, but Benny knew McLagan had sold out. Benny could’ve torn him up for arse paper.|
|www.supababs.supanet.com [Internet] Krusher Kemp finally breaks the goalie, lashing in Buckfast’s 1st goal of the season and its fucking game on – lets rip these cunts up for arse paper.|