wipe the floor with somebody

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 ˈfloor with somebody

(informal) defeat somebody completely and easily in an argument, competition, etc: They started arguing about the education reforms, and she wiped the floor with him.Italy wiped the floor with Austria, beating them 5-0.
See also: floor, somebody, wipe
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"At this minute, we are not capable of being like Spain, of being able to wipe the floor with somebody. We have to fight for every single particle there's going.
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