beat (one) hollow

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beat (one) hollow

To defeat an opponent easily and/or by a wide margin. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really beat that team hollow!
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beat hollow

see under beat the pants off.
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beat someone hollow

BRITISH
If you beat someone hollow, you defeat them completely. Radio's attempts at horror are generally beaten hollow by the terrifying capabilities of cinema. If she hadn't been wearing high-heeled shoes, she would have beaten him hollow.
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beat someone hollow

defeat or surpass someone completely or thoroughly.
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Of course, that is a very different discipline, but A New Story is in the form of his life - he was third in the Irish National last year - and Inoma James beat him hollow.
He's one class above promising Aussie youngster Jarrod Lyle in my book and although the hefty 24-year-old beat him hollow with an excellent fourth place on Sunday, the tables could well be turned in Skybet's your-choice match.