hosing

[ hoh-zing ]
/ ˈhoʊ zɪŋ /

noun Slang.

an act or instance of being taken advantage of or cheated.
an act or instance of being attacked or defeated decisively; drubbing: Small investors took a hosing in the recent stock-market decline.

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Origin of hosing

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Example sentences from the Web for hosing

  • The night crew was moving through the empty Main Street, hosing down the streets, sweeping, scrubbing.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow