wipe the floor with

wipe the floor with (someone)

To easily defeat an opponent. Although he wasn't favored to win the race, Jack really wiped the floor with his competition.
See also: floor, wipe

wipe the floor with

inflict a humiliating defeat on. informal
See also: floor, wipe
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Together we can wipe the floor with cancer CLAIRE ROCKS co down yesterday brave battle Claire Rocks with Stand Up To Cancer wristband SUPPORT With husband Mark and daughter Beibhinn
If not, the 27 countries will wipe the floor with us.
Australian World Cup winner Matt Burke said: "This New Zealand team will wipe the floor with Wales - that's a given."
At this minute we are not capable of being like Spain, of being able to wipe the floor with somebody.
France will wipe the floor with them so buy their supremacy at 1.1.
According to the Mirror, the former skipper believes the host's lengthy list of injuries will make it easier than ever for England to wipe the floor with their fiercest rivals.
Having had Jim from Canada wipe the floor with him on the subject of people in the West's (in)ability to criticise and even "insult" their leaders, including "royalty," he now trots out the tried-and-tested "killer argument": The Zionist bogeyman.
Iolo is fed up of seeing Sioned wipe the floor with Scott so he reveals the truth that Macs and Sioned slept together.
Amazingly, his TV partner Ola Jordan, 27, had been so taken with Paul's moves she'd predicted they would clean up, saying: "We'll make the finals." But on this showing in a London park - watched by Paul's wife Debbie McGee, 51 - it's more likely other contestants will wipe the floor with them.
Derek, the largely ineffectual husband, leaves the women to sort it out among themselves in the most dignified way possible: a protracted cat fight complete with hair-pulling, kicks to the face and Beyonc promising, "I'm gonna wipe the floor with you - who's screaming now?" Us, as it turns out, with laughter..
Despite the worldwide popularity of Chris Martin's group, the rocker insists Oasis are still the best band on the planet and wipe the floor with their rivals.
It will undoubtedly sell well but I can't help feeling that a stripped-down version with less equipment and a price tag of just under pounds 13,000 would simply wipe the floor with the opposition.
The songs 'also dabble in a fun game of disco semiotics, dropping lyrical nods to hits as varied as Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round" ("like a record" she offers to one suitor who is, yes, spinning her around) and Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam's "I Wonder ff I Take You Home." It's as though she wants to time-travel back to a disco she didn't dominate and wipe the floor with the competition then too, instilling herself into your memory before you even knew her.
Tracks such as Slip And Slide (Suicide) are dark, edgy, bass- driven pieces of brilliance that wipe the floor with their recent coffee- shop friendly singles.
IF YOU can't think of anything better to do with your time (like sleep) or money (it costs nearly pounds 15 to get live pictures from Sky) then have a punt on Mike Tyson to wipe the floor with Clifford Etienne inside two rounds in Memphis early tomorrow morning, writes Paul Kealy.
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