wipe (someone or something) off the map

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wipe (someone or something) off the map

To totally eliminate, eradicate, or destroy someone or something. The president vowed to wipe these terrorist scumbags off the map. Through our vaccination efforts, we've been able to wipe polio off the map.
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wipe off the map

Also, wipe off the face of the earth. Eliminate completely, as in Some day we hope to wipe malaria off the map. This idiom uses wipe in the sense of "obliterate," and map and face of the earth in the sense of "everywhere."
See also: map, off, wipe

wipe something off the map

obliterate something totally.
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wipe off the map

To destroy completely; annihilate.
See also: map, off, wipe
References in classic literature ?
Know that if you stir up Prussia against me, I'll wipe it off the map of Europe