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Wipe the floor with inflict a humiliating defeat on.

wipe the slate clean forgive or forget past faults or offences, make a fresh start. Shopkeepers and landlords used formerly to keep a record of what was owing to them by writing on a tablet or slate; a clean slate was one on which no debts were recorded.


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