mop up the courtroom

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Senior Member
Chinese - China
Hello there,

He had a great argument and was looking forward to mopping up the courtroom with his opponent.
What does this phrase mean? To have a polemic? :confused:
Thanks in advance!
  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    To mop up is an idiom which means "to overcome decisively" [M-W]. He is looking forward to completely defeating his opponent.
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