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Meaning of “take sb to the cleaner's” in the English Dictionary

"take sb to the cleaner's" in British English

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take sb to the cleaner's

informal to get a lot of ​money from someone, usually by ​cheating them: Paul was really taken to the cleaner's on that ​deal. to ​defeat someone by a very ​largeamount: In the second ​half, United were really taken to the cleaner's, and they ​finallylost the ​match 6–1.
(Definition of take sb to the cleaner's from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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