Being made to mop up when the bathroom plumbing breaks down at the Edwards house?
Back at the hospital, an orderly took advantage of a brief break to spray the floor and mop up blood.
“They believe when this is done they can mop up al Qaeda units,” he said.
But the moment I stated my intention to mop up Uspenkie he fell into line, and forgot all about his previous ill-humour.
It will then be possible to mop up a little more of the rinsing liquid.
And a dull red flush crept into the boy's face as he quickly produced a rag and began to mop up the débris.
I'll mop up all the blood spilt with a cambric handkerchief.
It is affirmed that there is money in box-ball, that hoop-la yields a fortune, that "you mop up the tin" with a huckley-buck.
"Now your old mother's coming to mop up the place," called Baird.
And Kay had to be back to mop up other, smaller bands that had spread through the forests.
late 15c., mappe "bundle of yarn, etc., fastened to the end of a stick for cleaning or spreading pitch on a ship's decks," from Walloon (French) mappe "napkin," from Latin mappa "napkin" (see map (n.)). Modern spelling by 1660s. Of hair, from 1847.
1709, from mop (n.). Related: Mopped; mopping.
[1944+ Black; probably from the notion of mopping or cleaning up, influenced by earlier jazz use ''the last beat at the end of a jazz number'']