For the midly hearing impaired, "sweep the lick" refers to a scene in the first Karate Kid movie where the coach to Daniel-son's nemesis, Cobra-Kai, tells Cobra-Kai to "sweep the LEG." However, this phrase, said low and mumbly sounds like "sweep the lick," especially with young audiences.
two people are play wrestling, one says to the other, "sweep the lick," refering to the karate kid movie, the other starts laughing and laughing, and then says, did you mean "sweep the leg, gunner?" (more laughter) After that, the term is always referred to as "sweep the lick" because it is much funnier than its counterpart
by Gunner2 June 29, 2006