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clean house

North American

Definition of clean house in English:

1Do housework: they cleaned house, washed clothes, and cared for the children
More example sentences
  • Yard work, cleaning house and washing cars are good exercise.
  • Well, as nature cleans house, as it washes/blows away ‘excess’, or shakes at its core, or erupts the underground gases and lava, mankind must pick up the pieces and move on!
  • A man will do almost anything not to cook, wash dishes, or clean house.
1.1Eliminate corruption or inefficiency: the president acted quickly to clean house when the allegations were made
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  • He was determined to become the real head of the Intelligence Community and to clean house at CIA by eliminating deadwood and cutting costs.
  • Dozens of advisors to the late leader have been fired in a shakeup to clean house of corrupt administrators.
  • Unless he cleans house, his will be the Edsel presidency.
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