take someone to the cleaners

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.


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  • 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 (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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