Mop down - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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To clean someone or something by wiping or mopping off the dirt or filth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mop" and "down." I just need to mop down the floors before our guests arrive. She mopped the child down as best as she could after he vomited all over himself.
mop something down
to clean a surface with a mop. Please mop this floor down now. Please mop down this floor.
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Preparing for varnish on a new or newly-sanded floor involves a very thorough vacuuming, then a mop down
with a damp mop.
Preparing for varnish on a new, or newly sanded floor, involves a very thorough hoover, then a mop down
with a damp mop -- make sure it's totally dry before applying the finish.
This all very well, but for me personally, a quick mop down
with a fragrance-and-cleanser impregnated wipe just isn't a viable substitute for a nice hot shower.
all hard standing areas using proprietary disinfectants.
This involves them being deducted from the bill and this involves the supervisor putting her mop down
Soon there will no longer be any need to clean filthy rugby boots; no longer will I have to mop down
the windows in the morning; using the tumbler drier will quickly become the fall-back option.