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    Default "I will take you to the cleaners" Meaning?

    Hey. could anyone tell me what does it means?

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    Default Re: "I will take you to the cleaners" Meaning?

    The meaning is something like "I will give you a beating".

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    Default Re: "I will take you to the cleaners" Meaning?

    In the US it means to ruin somebody financially or strip them of all their money or assets.

    A lawyer could threaten to "take you to the cleaners" by getting all your assets in a lawsuit. A wife will often take a husband to the cleaners in a divorce.

    In gambling it would mean losing all your money on a bet, to be cleaned out, taken to the cleaners.

    It applies to any situation in which you lose everything.
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