To polish off

to finish completely, as an adversary.
- W. H. Russell.

See also: Polish

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Then we sat down to polish off the perspiration and arrange about what we would do with him when we got him.
Competitors are given just 15 minutes to polish off the lot.
As if the hefty steak wasn't enough to contend with you need to polish off egg, chips, bean, black pudding and onion rings too.
So, if you don't manage to polish off a whole bottle of Champers this Valentine's Day, buy one of these.
But it's fair to say that the city centre eaterie experienced an increase in the number of casual enquiries about festive bookings during the time it took him to polish off his lunch.
The game was still evenly poised when Somerset resumed on 124 for six with an overall lead of 194, but it quickly went Yorkshire's way as Sidebottom struck by having Alfonso Thomas caught at slip by Adam Lyth before Craig Meschede's off-stump was flattened by Ajmal Shahzad, leaving the rampant Sidebottom to polish off Murali Kartik and Steve Kirby.
FORMER cleaner Russell Martin is ready to polish off a Premier League and Scotland double.
"Such shows want to polish off anything that is original.
Kemar Roach bowled Steyn off his pads for four as the hosts looked to polish off the South African tail quickly.
Third-seed Wozniacki took just over 90 minutes to polish off her Russian rival 7-5 6-4.
CRICKET: Australia cruised to a 10-wicket victory in the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington today, taking 23 overs to polish off the 106 runs required at the Basin Reserve.
In other Black Box questions, have Keegan Sauder and Elissa Steamer headed North to Vancouver to polish off their upcoming Strange World parts?