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You can take that to the cleaners!

Another unintentional gem from the lips of Susan Ban’s husband.   This is a mash up of “you can take it to the bank” (able to depend on the truthfulness of a statement) and “taken to the cleaners” (swindled or had a lot of money taken by someone).  I suppose this malaphor could be used to describe a statement or action that will bankrupt someone, as in “buy shares of North Korea hotels; you can take that to the cleaners!”  A big thank you to Susan Ban for sending this one in.

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One Comment on “You can take that to the cleaners!”

  1. Yvonne Shipley says:

    Money laundering!


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