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clean someone's clock

North American informal

Definition of clean someone's clock in English:

1Give someone a beating: I assured her that if anything happened I would personally clean the Russian’s clock
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  • I want names buster or I am going to come down there and personally clean your clock.
  • Then, when they meet a skilled person who is really trying to clean their clock, they may be disappointed in what they can actually pull out of their training.
  • Speaking of Thanksgiving, some fool in a car almost cleaned my clock on my way in to work this morning!
1.1Defeat or surpass someone decisively: racing in this yacht he cleaned the clocks of the Regatta fleet
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  • He cleaned his clock in the French debate.
  • As he became a dot on the horizon I reassured myself if I were his age, with his bike, with his quads, his parents and his Spandex I'd clean his clock.
  • Sure we have taken some casualties, but the people we are fighting are criminals, terrorists, and punks and we are cleaning their clock.
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