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clean someone out

Definition of clean someone out in English:

informal Use up or take all someone’s money: they were cleaned out by the Englishman at the baccarat table
More example sentences
  • Spend the same amount of time and money at the slots or the tables, and you could be cleaned out.
  • I think they were cleaned out of balls, gloves and any little trinket that the kids could prise out of them.
  • It wasn't your fault that your wife left, cleaning you out.
bankrupt, ruin, make insolvent, make penniless, wipe out, impoverish, reduce to penury/destitution, bring to ruin, bring someone to their knees, break, cripple
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