the rout was onidiom
Definition of the rout was on
—used to say that a game or contest becomes one in which the winner easily defeats the loser by a large amount After they scored their fourth goal, the rout was on.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- A Look at Uncommon Onomatopoeia
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?