in ruins meaning
- [American slang]
in a state of destruction. (Typically: be ~; lay ~; leave something ~.)
The enemy army left the cities they attacked in ruins.
The crops laid in ruins after the f lood.
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- an earthquake left the whole town in ruins.
- the city is now in ruins.
- i cannot conceive of such a thing as genoa in ruins.
- a city is laid in ruins.
- they saw by the light of the moon that part of the city lay in ruins.