do a number on meaning

  "do a number on" in a sentence
1. To defeat utterly
2. To cheat or take advantage of

[American idiom]
to damage or harm someone or something. (Slang.)
The teacher did a number on the whole class. That test was terrible.
Tom did a number on Mary when he went out with Ann.


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  1. A dirty floppy drive can do a number on a disk.
  2. Black bears do a number on trees by scratching bark.
  3. I feel like I could do a number on him.
  4. I will do a number on him when we fight,
  5. So the 2000 season didn't do a number on his psyche?

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