I am told that if you use a word three times it is yours for life. Today's word is:
Main Entry: shellacking
: a decisive defeat : DRUBBING
Main Entry: 2shellac
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): shel·lacked; shel·lack·ing
1 : to coat or otherwise treat with shellac or a shellac varnish
2 : to defeat decisively
1. The Democratic Party received a shellacking across the board.
2. There are a number Democrats who may now consider shellacking floors for a living.
3. The electorate found Tom Daschle lacking. (poetic license)