beat all hollow
also[beat hollow] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do much better than; to beat very badly. * /We beat their team all hollow./ * /As a speaker, he beats us all hollow./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • beat\ all\ hollow — • beat all hollow • beat hollow v. phr. slang To do much better than; to beat very badly. We beat their team all hollow. As a speaker, he beats us all hollow …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat all hollow — also[beat hollow] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do much better than; to beat very badly. * /We beat their team all hollow./ * /As a speaker, he beats us all hollow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat all hollow — phrasal see beat hollow …   Useful english dictionary

  • all hollow — adverb As a foregone conclusion. He was beat all hollow, i.e. he had no chance of conquering …   Wiktionary

  • All hollow — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beat\ hollow — • beat all hollow • beat hollow v. phr. slang To do much better than; to beat very badly. We beat their team all hollow. As a speaker, he beats us all hollow …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hollow — [häl′ō] adj. [ME holwe < OE holh: see HOLE] 1. having an empty space, or only air, within it; having a cavity inside; not solid 2. depressed below the surrounding surface; shaped like a cup or bowl; concave 3. deeply set; sunken [hollow… …   English World dictionary

  • hollow — hollowly, adv. hollowness, n. /hol oh/, adj., hollower, hollowest, n., v., adv. adj. 1. having a space or cavity inside; not solid; empty: a hollow sphere. 2. having a depression or concavity: a hollow surface. 3. sunken, as the cheeks or eyes. 4 …   Universalium

  • beat — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, Bohemian, about ship, abrade, abscond, accent, accentuation, addle, addled, aerate, agitate, air lane, all in, all up with, alternation, amaze, ambit, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, andante… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beat hollow — phrasal or beat all hollow : to defeat or surpass utterly beat his opponents hollow this movie beats that one all hollow …   Useful english dictionary

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