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Smash

Come to smash—to ruin. Smashed to pieces, broken to atoms. Smash is a corruption of mash; Latin, mastico, to bite to pieces. (See Slope.)

“I have a great mind to ... let social position go to smash.” —Eggleston: Faith Doctor, p. 63.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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