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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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.
The recent unfolding of events leads us to believe in the possibility of SBP mopping up dollars from the open market, which is likely to increase the spread between interbank and open market rates for the greenback.