beat somebody/something hollow
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 somebody/something ˈhollowbeat somebody easily in a contest, etc.; be much better than somebody/something: As a cook he beats the professionals hollow.
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