take to the cleaner's

take somebody to the cleaner's

1. (informal) to get a lot of money from someone, usually by cheating them He got into a game of poker with two professional gamblers and, of course, they took him to the cleaner's.
2. (informal) to defeat someone by a very large amount They don't like playing us because we took them to the cleaner's last year and the year before.
See also: take