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clean up the floor with someone

Slang definitions & phrases for clean up the floor with someone

clean up the floor with someone

verb phrase

To defeat someone decisively; CLEAN UP ON someone: If he said that to me I'd clean up the floor with the bastard (1890s+)

wipe up the floor with someone

verb phrase

To defeat utterly and abjectly; trounce easily; clobber ( first form 1875+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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