An absence of existing restraints or commitments: no government starts with a clean slate
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- For now, suffice it to say that, for the first time, the Bankruptcy Court will become a tool for collection of credit card debt, instead of a refuge of last resort for debtors overwhelmed by their debt and in need of a clean slate.
- The cardinal, by staying, is really making a sacrifice for the church, allowing his future successor to come in with a clean slate.
- And I'm looking forward to starting with a clean slate.
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