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cleaner

noun
     
Related topics: Occupations, Cleaning
clean‧er S3
1BO [countable] especially British English someone whose job is to clean other people's houses, offices etc
2DHC [uncountable and countable] a machine or substance used for cleaning:
a vacuum cleaner
toilet bowl cleaner
3

the cleaner's

a dry cleaner's
4

take somebody to the cleaner's

informal
a) to cheat someone and to take all their money or possessions
b) to defeat someone completely:
The Lakers took the Bulls to the cleaner's, winning 96-72.

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