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shellacking

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failure to win a contest
  • suffered a shellacking at the hands of a vastly superior opposition

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shellacking

verb
present participle of shellac

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The first known use of shellacking was in 1931

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“Shellacking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shellacking. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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