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clean as a whistleVery cleanRate it:

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clean as a whistleCompletely innocent; beyond moral reproach.Rate it:

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whistle-stopA small train station.Rate it:

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the whistle doesn't pull the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo disclose information to the public or to appropriate authorities concerning the illegal or socially harmful actions of a person or group, especially a corporation or government agency.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo make a piercing sound which signals a referee's action or the end of a game.Rate it:

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it ain't the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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it is not the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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it isn't the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:

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the whistle does not pull the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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wet one's whistleTo have a drink; to quench one's thirst.Rate it:

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whistle dixieTo engage in a pointless or unproductive activity; to do something without resolve, seriousness or commitment.Rate it:

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whistle in the darkTo speak of something despite having little knowledge of it.Rate it:

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whistle past the graveyardTo attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation; To proceed with a task, ignoring an upcoming hazard, hoping for a good outcome.Rate it:

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whistle past the graveyardTo enter a situation with little or no understanding of the possible consequences.Rate it:

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whistle walkThe path slaves took to deliver food from the kitchen building of a plantation to the main dining room. Slaves were expected to whistle during this walk in order to assure their masters that they were not eating the food.Rate it:

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whistle-blowerOne who reports a problem or violation to the authorities; especially, an employee or former employee who reports a violation by an employer.Rate it:

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whistle-stop train tourA tour in a political campaign that makes many brief stops in small communities.Rate it:

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whistle-stop train tourAny travel that's quick and with only brief pauses.Rate it:

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come cleanTo confess; admit.Rate it:

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a new broom sweeps cleanNew management will often make radical changes.Rate it:

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clean as a hound's toothVery clean (very innocent)Rate it:

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clean as a new pennyExtremely clean.Rate it:

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clean codeSoftware code that is formatted correctly and in an organized manner so that another coder can easily read or modify it.Rate it:

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clean cutclearly outlinedRate it:

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clean houseTo clean the interior of a house.Rate it:

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clean houseTo reform by removing undesirable personnel and procedures.Rate it:

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clean outTo clean, especially to tidy by removing the contents.Rate it:

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clean outTo empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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clean upTo become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.Rate it:

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clean upTo make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.Rate it:

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clean upTo make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.Rate it:

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clean up one's actTo reform; to improve one's habits.Rate it:

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keep one's nose cleanTo stay out of trouble, especially by avoiding unlawful behavior.Rate it:

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make a clean breastto be honest about something; to confessRate it:

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show a clean pair of heelsto run away quickly; to make an escape quickly; to outpaceRate it:

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wipe the slate cleanTo forget about previous differences and disagreements, and make a fresh start.Rate it:

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wipe the slate cleanTo forget all past problems or mistakes and start something again.Rate it:

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wipe the slate clean!Remove anything negative or any record of indebtedness or disfavor and begin anew.Rate it:

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wipe the slate clean!Remove all past offenses, charges, arrests, felonies, misdemeanors, fallacies, traffic/criminal offenses, bad habit records, divorces bankruptcies etc.Rate it:

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pick upTo clean up; to return to an organized state.Rate it:

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back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:

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mop upTo clean with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.Rate it:

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muck outTo clean the excrement and other rubbish from the area where an animal is kept, such as a horse stable or a dog kennel.Rate it:

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put awayTo store away, place out of the way, clean up, or organize.Rate it:

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bottom the houseTo clean a house from top to bottom; to clean a house extremely thoroughlyRate it:

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bottoming the houseThe process by where someone cleans their house 'from top to bottom'. It is a very thorough clean indeed, even more so than 'spring cleaning'.Rate it:

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companyKeep the house clean, I have company coming.Rate it:

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