English version

cut a swathe through something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut a swathe through somethingcut a swathe through somethingliterary to cause a lot of damage in a place or among a group of people A series of bribery scandals has cut a swathe through the government. cut
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cut a swathe through somethingThey cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.Unemployment is cutting a wide swathe through the West.
cut a swathe through somethingcut a swathe through somethingDESTROYto destroy a large amount or part of something swathe
Examples from the Corpus
cut a swathe through somethingThey cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.
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