devastated, trounced, stitched up or gut-ted. A working-class term which is cur-rently in vogue among the fashionable young in London. The metaphor is 'dead, gutted, skinned and cooked', in the sense of thoroughly humiliated or taken advantage of, and is probably inspired by the earlier 'done up like a kipper'.
► 'I wouldn't advise you to try doing busi-ness with them. I tell you, I was kippered (Recorded, advertising executive, London, 1988)

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