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Nettoyer

(French). “Nettoyer une personne, c est à díre luy gagner tout son argent.” (Oudin Curiositez Francoises.)

Our English phrase, “I cleaned him out,” is precisely tantamount to it.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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