to easily win against someone by a large margin or score; to surpass or be more successful than another.
My son was so embarrassed when his younger sister beat the pants off him in chess.
When it comes to ticket sales the Harry Potter movies beat the pants off the Twilight series.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘Beat the pants off’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘Beat the pants off’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.