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English definition of “take sb to the cleaner's”

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.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping to defeat someone by a very large amount: In the second half, United were really taken to the cleaner's, and they finally lost the match 6–1.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of take sb to the cleaner's from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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