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.