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Idioms and Phrases with mop up the floor with
mop up the floor with
wipe the floor with. Defeat thoroughly, overwhelm, as in The young boxer said he was sure to mop up the floor with his opponent, or I just know we'll wipe the floor with the competition.
[ Late 1800s