take someone to the cleaners－－使人囊中如洗,一贫如洗
Martha : If I were you, I would act justice instead of folding my arms.
Sandra : If you were in my position ,you woulk do the same.
Martha : I can't understand. Are you afraid of Joe?.
Sandra : Well, be once took my husband to the cleaners. He's not someone
who should offended.
cleaners意为洗衣房．洗衣服的时候肯定是要把口袋掏空的．所以.take someone to the cleaners就如同把人带到洗衣房让他把兜掏干净一样．用来喻指"想办法让某人把兜里的钱花光"或"骗走某人所有的钱．
Don't ask me to play in a crap game .I don't want to be taken to the cleaners.