wipe the floor with (someone)

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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.
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wipe the floor with someone

If you wipe the floor with someone, you prove that you are much better than they are at doing something, or you defeat them totally in a competition, fight, or argument. When you play against people whose technique is superior, they're going to wipe the floor with you. He wiped the floor with the Prime Minister on his first outing as opposition leader.
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wipe the floor with

inflict a humiliating defeat on. informal
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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.
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The odds suggest England should wipe the floor with them and that's appropriate because there are four floor-wipers in the San Marino squad.
France will wipe the floor with them so buy their supremacy at 1.
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.
Well I can conclusively confirm that there was no lateral movement in my nether regions at Moor Green on Boxing Day - it was too cold for a start - when a few Moors supporters broke into a cheer of 'there's only one Roger Skidmore' after my prediction that Tamworth would wipe the floor with them.
But if they keep losing Test series and winning only dead rubbers, Australia will wipe the floor with them.
Carol sent me a message before they went on terrified they'd wipe the floor with them.
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