stamp out of

stamp something out of someone or something

 and stamp something out
Fig. to eliminate a characteristic of someone or something; to destroy a characteristic of someone or something. I would really like to stamp that mean streak out of you. We were not able to stamp the excess costs out of the proposal and had to reject it. We couldn't stamp out their bad behavior.
See also: of, out, stamp
References in classic literature ?
The writer grunted doubtfully, but took a stamp out of his desk, sealed the letter, handed it over to Kim, and departed.