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10. Clean (someone) out to take or steal everything someone has

  1. The robbers broke into the bank at night and cleaned the place out.

  2. We needed to go to the grocery store after the party. Our guests really cleaned us out!

This expression is sometimes used to describe stealing, but can also be used to describe legal situations where everything is taken.
11. Climb the walls to be uneasy or restless

  1. Peter had been studying for more than ten hours, and he was beginning to have trouble concentrating on his books. He was starting to climb the walls.

  2. That child’s behavior is intolerable. If I’m around him for more than a few minutes, he has me climbing the walls.

Synonyms: go bananas.

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