get (one's) clock cleaned

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get (one's) clock cleaned

To be thoroughly trounced, defeated, or beaten up. I got my clock cleaned by that guy in the bar last night. Our team needs to practice more—we got our clocks cleaned last game!
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The now-former GOP US Senate wannabe, who got his clock cleaned by Kelly Ayotte on 9/13, endorses his former foe.
Getting his clock cleaned by the loathsome Ted Cruz in caucus states where cajoling stray delegates matters is proof that in the one area where Trump is supposed to be so good - deal-making - he is incompetent.
He said, Anyone with remote knowledge of recent results would have to scratch their head with regard to Guerrero getting a title shot when you consider he had his clock cleaned in a one-sided loss to Keith Thurman in March for another organization's welterweight title.
Thornton got his clock cleaned by a guy six inches taller and at least 63 pounds heavier when Thursday's game with Buffalo was less than three minutes old.
The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was an avid chess player who obviously got his clock cleaned (frequently) by many superior opponents.
We are getting our clock cleaned by Chinese state capitalism," wrote Robert Kuttner, now editor of The American Prospect, earlier this year at The Huffington Post.
The fact is, Popowich, you got your clock cleaned by a council of public trough-slobbering toadies and a slimy mayor who wouldn't grant you any more consideration than he showed his own wife.
After the party got its clock cleaned based on his advice, Mellman should have been exiled but was instead .
And what is really beautiful is that George Bush, who has posed for so long as a hard man, is about to get his clock cleaned by the real thing.
In fact, it's going to get its clock cleaned, and it will have no one to blame but itself.
Mike Huckabee, the Baptist pastor and Republican from Texarkana who got his political clock cleaned by Democrat Dale Bumpers in last year's U.
Heck, just look at ZZZZ Best, I've made a fortune on GE, then turned around and got my clock cleaned shorting GTE.
SOUTHBRIDGE - Jacob Edwards Library finally got its clock cleaned.
Even the most ghoulish among us will take little delight in seeing a vastly overmatched opponent systematically getting his clock cleaned.