To take someone to the cleaners — это значит украсть всё, что есть у кого-либо, ободрать как липку. Это выражение появилось не так давно и относилось к рабочим на бойне, которые обрабатывали туши. Возможно, имеются в виду также и химчистки: в прежние времена одежда стиралась только дома.

He would very much like to divorce Natasha, but he is afraid that, with the help of an experienced lawyer, she'll take him to the cleaners. — Он очень хотел бы развестись с Наташей, но боится, что с помощью опытного адвоката она обдерёт его как липку.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • cleaners — cleanser …   Anagrams dictionary

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