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wipe the floor with

Definition of wipe the floor with in English:

informal Inflict a humiliating defeat on: they wiped the floor with us in a 36-6 win
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  • Not bad in a nation which is currently so powerful on the cricketing front that their talent-studded A team would be confident of wiping the floor with most of the other full test sides.
  • And with 1500 entries and only 6 winners, I undoubtedly wiped the floor with 1493 of them, and finished 7th.
  • Shot on a puny budget on the mean streets of Shepherds Bush, it wiped the floor with most British films when it was released in 2000.
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