tear someone’s ass(hole) v.
1. (US) to criticize someone severely; thus ass-cutting n., criticism.
|End as a Man (1952) 35: Then Hagan asked him how he’d like it if there wasn’t any more ass-cutting for a whole month. [Ibid.] 202: I guess I’ll have to cut his ass this afternoon when we go off guard.|
|Cotton Comes to Harlem (1967) 145: ‘Got your ass torn, eh, buddy?’ ‘Yeah, the boss man got salty.’.|
|Die Nigger Die! 78: The police came in there with that white attitude. So I used to just rip their ass.|
|Rivethead (1992) 16: When I was at St. Luke’s, he tore at my ass relentlessly.|
2. (W.I., Guyn.) to thrash severely, to flog; usu. with out or up.
|Call It Sleep (1977) 309: An’ I hope de biggest moider boogey man tears yuh ass out.|
|Deep Down In The Jungle 148: Then he jumped in his stomach and stepped on his face / And tore his ass hole clean out of place.|
|Stonewall 345: ‘Boy,’ said the crusty Wilson to Mitchell’s lawyer, William Hundley, ‘let me tear the ass off that kid Dean first’.|
|About Face (1991) 85: He was a former division heavyweight champion [...] and he tore my ass.|
|Love Is a Racket 416: I’m ’bout to tear yo ass up!|
|Mother Jones July/Aug. 🌐 That Crip boy go’ to tear his ass up [...] Your work partner going to get stabbed.|
3. (US) in fig. use, e.g., to lose when gambling.
|On the Yard (2002) 161: If you got your ass torn up every time you shot craps, after a while you’d put craps down and maybe try low ball.|
|🎵 on Death Certificate [album] It ain’t my fault, one nigga got smart, / And they rippin’ your asshole apart. / By takin’ your green, oh yeah, / The villain does get fucked with no vaseline.‘No Vaseline’|