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
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Sitting center stage in the school auditorium and tapping his feet to the children's singing of ``Happy Birthday,'' Bell had to wipe his eyes from time to time during the celebration.
If Cal State Northridge baseball coach Mike Batesole could wipe his eyes and wake up from the nightmare summer, believe it, he would.
Wilkinson, who had to be handed tissues to wipe his eyes as he sat in the dock, listening, said: 'Thank you - thank you very much.