How could President Obama make the most of what he himself dubbed a “shellacking”?
Many politicians who had taken a shellacking would retreat to their home base and start rebuilding a career.
To many, the shellacking they're about to receive is one they deserve.
In 2010, when Democrats lost the House, Obama called it a “shellacking.”
For Paul, the shellacking is even worse, with Clinton beating him by 11 points overall and by 28 points with the kids.
The conventional wisdom is that Democrats are in for a shellacking in the midterm elections.
Yes, the Democrats had been hit by a “shellacking,” he allowed, but “this is a growth process” and he had to keep working on it.
On no account finally connect up the battery to a circuit when shellacking the wire.
By repeated oiling and shellacking one produces a French polish that is very durable and elastic.
shellacking of covers has been advocated by some librarians, but it is doubtful if it pays.
To defeat decisively; trounce; clobber: The Giants were shellacked again Monday
[1930+ Sports; perhaps fr the use of shellac as a finish]