mop up the floor with


Also, wipe the floor with. Defeat thoroughly, overwhelm, as in The young boxer said he was sure to mop up the floor with his opponent, or I just know we'll wipe the floor with the competition. [Late 1800s]

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Words nearby mop up the floor with

mopper-up, moppet, mopping-up, M.Opt., mop-up, mop up the floor with, mopy, moquette, Moqui, MOR, mora
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