take (someone) to the cleaners

take (someone) to the cleaners
Vrb phrs. To swindle someone of their money or possessions.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • take someone to the cleaners — take (someone) to the cleaners to cheat someone of money. Some people say the company took them to the cleaners by charging double for some services …   New idioms dictionary

  • take someone to the cleaners — If someone is taken to the cleaners, they are cheated, defrauded or lose a lot of money …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take someone to the cleaners — 1. tv. to ake all of someone’s money. □ The lawyers took the insurance company to the cleaners, but I still didn’t get enough to pay for my losses. □ The con artists took the old man to the cleaners. 2. tv. to defeat or best someone. □ We took… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take\ someone\ to\ the\ cleaners — v. phr. slang 1. To win all the money another person has (as in poker). Watch out if you play poker with Joe; he ll take you to the cleaners. 2. To cheat a person out of his money and possessions by means of a crooked business transaction or… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take someone to the cleaners — informal 1》 unscrupulously take all someone s money or possessions. 2》 inflict a crushing defeat on someone. → cleaner …   English new terms dictionary

  • take someone to the cleaners — informal 1) to take a lot of someone s money, usually by treating them unfairly or dishonestly 2) to defeat a person or team completely …   English dictionary

  • take (someone) to the cleaners — Vrb phrs. To swindle someone of their money or possessions …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take sb to the cleaners — INFORMAL ► to get a lot of money from someone, especially by cheating them: »They got taken to the cleaners by a dishonest contractor. Main Entry: ↑the cleaners …   Financial and business terms

  • take someone to the cleaners — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Take smb. to the cleaners — strip (someone) of all assets, money, etc., usually in gambling …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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