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
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wipe someone's eye

get the better of a person. British informal, dated
See also: eye, wipe
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References in classic literature ?
For be it known, that, while other people, when sad and sorrowful, weep and wipe their eyes, Fire Eater, on the other hand, had the strange habit of sneezing each time he felt unhappy.
She wrote: "I know Peter Forrest and Paul Woods are little s***s, but just thought if people went and took it over for Huyton that would wipe their eyes."