get (one's) clock cleaned

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get (one's) clock cleaned

To be thoroughly trounced, defeated, or beaten up. I got my clock cleaned by that guy in the bar last night. Our team needs to practice more—we got our clocks cleaned last game!
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The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was an avid chess player who obviously got his clock cleaned (frequently) by many superior opponents.
We are getting our clock cleaned by Chinese state capitalism," wrote Robert Kuttner, now editor of The American Prospect, earlier this year at The Huffington Post.
Mike Huckabee, the Baptist pastor and Republican from Texarkana who got his political clock cleaned by Democrat Dale Bumpers in last year's U.
And what is really beautiful is that George Bush, who has posed for so long as a hard man, is about to get his clock cleaned by the real thing.
After the party got its clock cleaned based on his advice, Mellman should have been exiled but was instead .
Even the most ghoulish among us will take little delight in seeing a vastly overmatched opponent systematically getting his clock cleaned.
He had just gotten his political clock cleaned on an ill-timed and ill-fated special election.
A few years after they got their clock cleaned on the awards circuit by ``The Producers,'' ``The Full Monty'' composer David Yazbek, director Jack O'Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell came back with the musical ``Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Bush, of course, got his clock cleaned in California last year - with Torres getting much of the credit for the campaign on behalf of former Vice President Al Gore.
Heck, just look at ZZZZ Best, I've made a fortune on GE, then turned around and got my clock cleaned shorting GTE.
SOUTHBRIDGE - Jacob Edwards Library finally got its clock cleaned.
The fact is, Popowich, you got your clock cleaned by a council of public trough-slobbering toadies and a slimy mayor who wouldn't grant you any more consideration than he showed his own wife.
We got our clock cleaned," Kohlmeier said after a loss in which sophomore Mark Hull led Hoover scorers with eight points.