noun [singular] American informal
a situation in which someone is easily defeated by an opponenthttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/she...shellacking
: a decisive defeat : drubbing
- They took a shellacking
in yesterday's game.
- shellacking at the hands of a vastly superior opposition>
Synonyms: beating, drubbing, licking, loss, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, defeat, trimming, trouncing, whipping
Antonyms: success, triumph, victory, winhttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shella...shellacking
–noun Slang .
1. an utter defeat: a shellacking
their team will remember.
2. a sound thrashing: His father gave him a shellacking
for stealing the book. http://owad.de/check.php4?wordid=2702&choice=...
Definition: a complete defeat or beating
German translation: shellacking
= eine komplette Niederlage
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After taking a shellacking
in front of a stunned Las Vegas crowd inside of the MGM Grand, De La Hoya chose to remain on his stool after eight one-sided rounds and months later he would officially announce his retirement from the sport.
China property stocks have taken a real shellacking
in recent months.
- [eine Tracht] Prügel
to give sb a shellacking
- jdm [eine Tracht] Prügel
to take a shellacking
- Prügel einstecken
[Am.] [coll.] - vermöbelnd [ugs.]related discussion: to shellack - vermöbeln