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blow someone out of the water



blow someone out of the water

  1. (idiomatic) To trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.
    • 2011, G. George, Another Job (page 166)
      This turn of events sheds a whole new light on the case. Destiny's attorneys seem to have a new pep in their step. They get busy making phone calls and assuring the family that things are about to turn in their favor. “We now have information to blow them out of the water!” the lead attorney asserts vigorously.