Shellacking – meaning of the word and examples

A decisive defeat: Drubbing. (Merriam – Webster)

A complete defeat. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A complete defeat; a sound beating. (Collins Dictionary)

An utter defeat: (Dictionary.com)

A sound thrashing: (Dictionary.com)

Examples

How Republicans set themselves up for a 2010-like shellacking.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/12/19/how-republicans-set-themselves-up-for-a-2010-like-shellacking/?utm_term=.0642a93a8194

Gold Sees Short-Covering Bounce After Friday’s Shellacking.

https://www.kitco.com/news/2018-06-18/Gold-Sees-Short-Covering-Bounce-After-Friday-s-Shellacking.html

Josh Donaldson ruins everything in 14-6 shellacking of the Royals.

https://www.letsgotribe.com/2018/9/28/17916726/game-recap-josh-donaldson-ruins-everything-in-14-2-shellacking-of-the-royals

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