Example: "That war has raged, since 1987, 20 years after the Satan got its clocked wiped"

It's a quote from a facebook post. What was intended is most probably "got its clock wiped" and it is merely a typo. Does such a phrase exist? What is its meaning?

Thank you.

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I think it is a modified version of the idiomatic expression to clean someone's clock, (to defeat decisively):

  • In American English, to clean someone's clock means to trounce one’s opponents in a game (“We’ll clean the Dodgers’ clocks today”) or generally to inflict a severe reverse (“Republicans got their clocks cleaned in November’s elections”), (World Wide Words).
  • Please link your source for quotation; perhaps also Wiktionary. (Oddly, Urban Dictionary favors a rather different sense.) Dec 8, 2015 at 21:47
  • Yeah, it's a fairly rare expression anymore. In fact, I don't recall hearing it in 30-40 years. (Never did figure out what the metaphor is.)
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 8, 2015 at 23:04
  • Thanks Josh! The phrase I quoted was used by none other than the Moshiach (the Jewish Messiah prophesied to ascend the throne of David and become the King of Israel ushering redemption). What he meant was the defeat of Pan-Arabist plans to destroy Israel in the Six Day War in 1967. What now is unfolding is the Gog vs Magog, the mother of all wars. Follow him on FB and Twitter: facebook.com/yehoshua.yaacov, twitter.com/yyba1Israel
    – a_hanif
    Dec 9, 2015 at 22:36

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