stamp out of
stamp (something) out of (someone or something)
To eradicate some trait, characteristic, or tendency from a person or thing. The teachers at our school are instructed to be so strict in order to stamp laziness and bad behavior out of our students. The proposed legislation aims to stamp corruption out of every level of government.
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stamp something out of someone or somethingand stamp something out
Fig. to eliminate a characteristic of someone or something; to destroy a characteristic of someone or something. I would really like to stamp that mean streak out of you. We were not able to stamp the excess costs out of the proposal and had to reject it. We couldn't stamp out their bad behavior.
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- there was/is something about (someone or something)
- there's something about (someone or something)
- there's something about somebody/something
- as (something) as they come
- as as they come
- as clever, stupid, etc. as they come
- How (something) can you be?
- How (something) can you get?
- how selfish, stupid, ungrateful, etc. can you get?