Shellacking meaning

′shəlakiŋ
A whipping; flogging; beating.
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A thorough defeat.
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Present participle of shellac.
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(informal, US) A heavy defeat, drubbing, or beating; used particularly in sports and political contexts.
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Origin of shellacking

  • Noun sense: shellac is used in floor polish; compare polishing, as in "the other boxer in the match polished the floor with me; I took quite a polishing".

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