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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was looking forward to wiping the floor with him, plus relieving him of the five pounds that we had bet on the contest.’
    • ‘She totally wiped the floor with him, and it was a delight to hear all the other passengers laughing and cheering.’
    • ‘But I'm encouraged by the fact nobody's wiped the floor with us, not even Chelsea.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And with 1500 entries and only 6 winners, I undoubtedly wiped the floor with 1493 of them, and finished 7th.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They got the goal, they got the momentum and then in the second half of extra-time they just wiped the floor with us.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But hey, he wiped the floor with that 19th placed horse, and let's face it, the race was probably fixed anyway.’
    • ‘Unfortunately my nephew noticed I was better than before and just raised his game a notch and still wiped the floor with me.’
    • ‘It wiped the floor with almost any other action scene I've ever watched.’
    • ‘Basketball players from one North Yorkshire school have been wiping the floor with the opposition after completing an unbeaten run of two years.’
    • ‘On other European occasions, we came back and wiped the floor with our opponents.’
    • ‘We wanted to wipe the floor with them, but they wouldn't let us.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bermuda and the Cayman Islands are wiping the floor with the Bahamas and cleaning up in the financial services sector.’
    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
    View synonyms