wipe (someone's) eye

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wipe (someone's) eye

To best someone. Primarily heard in UK. After how much she bragged about her prowess at darts, I doubt she expected me to wipe her eye.
See also: eye, wipe

wipe someone's eye

get the better of a person. British informal, dated
See also: eye, wipe
References in classic literature ?
I'm used to plodding in the mud," returned Jo, winking hard, because she would have died rather than openly wipe her eyes.
She eats well and I wipe her eye twice a day with tea tree water but it hasn't helped.
But no amount of words could have said as much as seeing a high school student wipe her eyes of tears as she remembered a time when a teacher read her a bedtime story.
She turned away to wipe her eyes, was hit by a pint glass and fell to the floor.
Wipe her eyes from the inner corners out, using a clean piece of cotton wool for each stroke, before gently drying with a soft tissue.