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
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wipe someone's eye

get the better of a person. British informal, dated
See also: eye, wipe
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Standing to confirm his name, address and date of birth, he folded his arms and at one point appeared to wipe his eye.
Standing to confirm his name, address and date of birth, he folded his arms and at one point appeared to wipe his eye. Senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot, the chief magistrate, remanded him to youth detention accommodation until July 20.
And as the group chatted, Bruni gazed at him adoringly, and even leaned across to wipe his eye.
"Like when your Prince Charles had to learn some for his investiture, even his instructor had to wipe his eye afterwards!"
All of us have at least one to tell, and yes, if you look closely, that big bear of a man might just wipe his eyes a time or two as the story goes on.
Officials are putting the number of deaths at 27, including 18 children and the shooter.Pausing several times to collect himself and to wipe his eyes with a finger, Obama spoke to the magnitude of a crime where the majority of the victims were young children."We've endured too many of these tragedies the past few years," Obama said.
Beak, who took off his thick-framed glasses to wipe his eyes during the hearing, was allowed a cell visit from family or friends who had come to court to support him.
What I will tell to his old mother, who is waiting for his son at home", he said in a choked voice while trying to wipe his eyes to clean the tears.
Bros had to take his handkerchief out again and wipe his eyes. Then, with an infinite effort, he covered his face with his hands, conjured up the absurd vision he'd had while taking his bow, and could think only of death.
Almost a year after becoming President, Christofias, taking out a tissue to wipe his eyes, said he could no longer juggle both roles.
Pausing to wipe his eyes, he said: "There was a look of absolute determination on his face.
Distraught tubby chef Gos also broke down,lifting up his big glasses to wipe his eyes.
Murray took off his glasses to wipe his eyes before composing himself and replying with his voice breaking with emotion.
Mr Wilcox was also overcome by tears and took off his glasses to wipe his eyes. Josie sat for most of the service with her head bowed, only raising it to smile at the mention of her name.