wipe (someone or something) off the face of the earth

idiom

: to destroy (someone or something) completely
Their enemies have vowed to wipe them off the face of the earth.

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“Wipe (someone or something) off the face of the earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wipe%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20off%20the%20face%20of%20the%20earth. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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