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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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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 as a whistleVery cleanRate it:

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clean as a whistleCompletely innocent; beyond moral reproach.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 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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house of cardsA structure or argument built on a shaky foundation.Rate it:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:

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basket houseA cafe or similar establishment where musical performances are given and the performers are then paid with money placed in a basket by members of the audience.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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brick houseA voluptuous woman with a large rotund buttocks and bust.Rate it:

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brick houseUsed other than as an idiom: A house or type of construction made of bricks or blockss of masonry.Rate it:

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bring down the houseTo garner enthusiastic or wild applause.Rate it:

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bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeC. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II Scene I.Rate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeTo consume such a portion of one's store of food that little is left for the owner.Rate it:

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full housepoker handRate it:

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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someoneRate it:

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haunted houseUsed other than as an idiom: see haunted, house.Rate it:

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haunted houseA Halloween amusement attraction in which a building or series of rooms is decorated to frighten the people who pass through the attraction.Rate it:

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house cooling partyA party to celebrate when a person decides to leave a house or flat, and sometimes to help prepare the space for the incoming residents.Rate it:

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house of cardsA structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.Rate it:

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house of ill fameA brothelRate it:

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house poorIn financial difficulty because of the excessive cost of owning a house, or because the cost of home ownership forms too high a proportion of household income.Rate it:

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house warmingPresented as a way of welcoming someone to a home into which he or she recently moved.Rate it:

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keep houseTo take care of domestic chores; work as a housekeeper.Rate it:

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keep houseTo seclude oneself in one's house in order to evade the demands of creditors.Rate it:

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move houseTo change one's place of residence.Rate it:

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on the houseA complimentary item beverage, dessert.Rate it:

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on the houseFree, complimentary.Rate it:

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