mopping up


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mopping up

The liquidation of remnants of enemy resistance in an area that has been surrounded or isolated, or through which other units have passed without eliminating all active resistance.
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For instance, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Ahmed Iliyasu, speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, told Saturday Tribune that his command's efforts at mopping up arms and ammunition illegally acquired, as directed by the Inspector General of Police, have yielded results, with the recovery of 1,178 weapons of different calibers and 2,226 ammunition.
She said she'd cut herself trying to squeeze an old-fashioned mop by hand when mopping up a broken glass of juice.
Dropped 2lb, this is his easiest task for a while and Appleby makes of habit of mopping up similar types of races.