beat the socks off (of) (someone)

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beat the socks off (of) (someone)

slang To defeat someone decisively in a competition. Despite using the word "socks," this phrase does not involve literally stripping off someone's clothes. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really beat the socks off that team!
See also: beat, off, sock