beat the socks off (of) (someone)

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beat the socks off (of) (someone)

slang To defeat an opponent decisively. Despite using the word "socks," this phrase does not involve literally stripping off someone's clothes. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really beat the socks off that team!
See also: beat, off, sock
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Bring your 'A Game' adults as the kids are no joke and will beat the socks off of you if you don't watch out