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Got it licked

Posted by R. Berg on September 19, 2002

In Reply to: Got it licked posted by Jennifer on September 19, 2002

: Where does this phrase "got it licked" originate?

One (slang) meaning of "lick" is to beat or thrash. To give someone a licking is to beat him up; by extension, to have a problem licked is to have defeated it.

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