One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Give someone a beating.‘he went wild and cleaned everybody's clock down there in the dugout’
- ‘Then, when they meet a skilled person who is really trying to clean their clock, they may be disappointed in what they can actually pull out of their training.’
- ‘I tried talking to him, he had nothin’ but mumbles, so I cleaned his clock with a solid left.’
- ‘Maybe I should invest in a hemp shirt reading ‘Don't knock my smock, or I'll clean your clock.’’
- ‘And I don't think they saw him there, and they cleaned his clock.’
- ‘Speaking of Thanksgiving, some fool in a car almost cleaned my clock on my way in to work this morning!’
- ‘I want names buster or I am going to come down there and personally clean your clock.’
- ‘The impact knocked me unconscious and from what I've heard, a few more bombs cleaned my clock.’
- 1.1 Defeat or surpass someone decisively.
- ‘As he became a dot on the horizon I reassured myself if I were his age, with his bike, with his quads, his parents and his Spandex I'd clean his clock.’
- ‘I heard that the new kid who just moved into the old dojo cleaned your clock.’
- ‘Every so often, the enemy presents himself and at every instance he does that, we clean his clock.’
- ‘Although Ray played well, he and his partner could not beat a pair of high handicappers who almost cleaned their clock.’
- ‘Sure we have taken some casualties, but the people we are fighting are criminals, terrorists, and punks and we are cleaning their clock.’
- ‘Dad turned beet red, the whole café howled with laughter, and I proceeded to clean Dad 's clock for like the ninth straight week.’
- ‘To me, there is nothing better - and I'm only talking about in athletics now - than absolutely cleaning someone's clock.’
- ‘He cleaned his clock in the French debate.’
- ‘I sorta’ threw the gauntlet down the previous year and made it clear I'd clean Dave 's clock on a stage or two if he had the guts to take me on.’
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