Origin of shellacking
verb (used with object), shel·lacked, shel·lack·ing.
- to defeat; trounce.
- to thrash soundly.
Origin of shellac
Examples from the Web for shellacking
Contemporary Examples of shellacking
In 2010, when Democrats lost the House, Obama called it a “shellacking.”In Press Conference, Obama Turns Conciliatory—Mostly
November 6, 2014
For Paul, the shellacking is even worse, with Clinton beating him by 11 points overall and by 28 points with the kids.Hillary's Got a Millennial Problem
August 28, 2014
Many politicians who had taken a shellacking would retreat to their home base and start rebuilding a career.Mitt Romney’s Fast Fade After Losing the 2012 Presidential Race
November 8, 2012
After 2010 shellacking, Democrats belatedly embrace super PACs.Democrats Belatedly Find the Benefits of Citizens United
March 14, 2012
But that means he will have to outmaneuver a president determined to avenge the shellacking that handed Boehner the gavel.John Boehner's Reality Check
January 3, 2011
Historical Examples of shellacking
By repeated oiling and shellacking one produces a French polish that is very durable and elastic.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow
On no account finally connect up the battery to a circuit when shellacking the wire.Electric Gas Lighting
Norman H. Schneider
Shellacking of covers has been advocated by some librarians, but it is doubtful if it pays.Library Bookbinding
Arthur Low Bailey
verb -lacs, -lacking or -lacked (tr)
Word Origin for shellac
see take a shellacking.