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clean one's plate

Definition of clean one's plate in English:

Eat up all the food put on one’s plate.
Example sentences
  • I leave a lot on the plate because I need not clean my plate.
  • I pack half the food away right then so that I can clean my plate without stuffing myself-and I have a meal for the next day.
  • I took a tentative bite and then cleaned my plate.
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