Definition of wipe the floor with in English:

wipe the floor with

phrase

informal
  • Inflict a humiliating defeat on.

    ‘they wiped the floor with us in a 36-6 win’
    • ‘Built as a summer palace in the ninth century, it predates the Alhambra of Granada - and wipes the floor with it, in my opinion.’
    • ‘We wanted to wipe the floor with them, but they wouldn't let us.’
    • ‘The 18-year-old came last in the swimming event and gym test but showed his class by wiping the floor with his rivals in an 800 metres cross country race.’
    • ‘I was looking forward to wiping the floor with him, plus relieving him of the five pounds that we had bet on the contest.’
    • ‘Not bad in a nation which is currently so powerful on the cricketing front that their talent-studded A team would be confident of wiping the floor with most of the other full test sides.’
    • ‘And with 1500 entries and only 6 winners, I undoubtedly wiped the floor with 1493 of them, and finished 7th.’
    • ‘But hey, he wiped the floor with that 19th placed horse, and let's face it, the race was probably fixed anyway.’
    • ‘Basketball players from one North Yorkshire school have been wiping the floor with the opposition after completing an unbeaten run of two years.’
    • ‘Unfortunately my nephew noticed I was better than before and just raised his game a notch and still wiped the floor with me.’
    • ‘Judging by the way they are wiping the floor with good opposition these days, it's hard to argue that Leigh won't achieve their ambition.’
    • ‘And Mulligan had gotten humiliated enough times when Victor wiped the floor with him to know that that look in someone's eyes meant trouble.’
    • ‘But I'm encouraged by the fact nobody's wiped the floor with us, not even Chelsea.’
    • ‘It wiped the floor with almost any other action scene I've ever watched.’
    • ‘There are some top class players out there who haven't even qualified and would wipe the floor with me every day of the week.’
    • ‘Bermuda and the Cayman Islands are wiping the floor with the Bahamas and cleaning up in the financial services sector.’
    • ‘They got the goal, they got the momentum and then in the second half of extra-time they just wiped the floor with us.’
    • ‘On other European occasions, we came back and wiped the floor with our opponents.’
    • ‘Fired up with enthusiasm, Lisa and I made it out of bed by 11: 45 am yesterday morning and headed to the outskirts of Ipswich, where we wiped the floor with the rest of my family at ten pin bowling.’
    • ‘Shot on a puny budget on the mean streets of Shepherds Bush, it wiped the floor with most British films when it was released in 2000.’
    • ‘She totally wiped the floor with him, and it was a delight to hear all the other passengers laughing and cheering.’
    defeat, beat, best, get the better of, gain the advantage over, prevail over, triumph over, gain a victory over, trounce, rout, thrash, drub, vanquish, conquer, master, overcome, overwhelm, overpower, overthrow, crush, subdue, subjugate
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