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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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