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Clean house   /klin haʊs/   Listen
Clean house

verb
1.
Clean and tidy up the house.  Synonyms: clean, houseclean.






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"Clean house" Quotes from Famous Books



... abolished it,—while "rushing" methods, particularly the practice of pledging boys long before they were ready for college, called for drastic action. This was strongly recommended by the Committee on Student Affairs in its 1913 Report, and the fraternities were accordingly given notice to "clean house." The result was the establishment of the Inter-Fraternity Conference and the adoption of a constitution just in time to avoid decisive action by the University authorities, but not without great opposition from the Palladium group. The most striking provisions of this constitution ...
— The University of Michigan • Wilfred Shaw

... the harvest bug (bete rouge we call him here) gets in his work unintermittently on me. If things were normal this introduction to the bete rouge would have seemed to me a tragedy. As it is, it is unpleasantly unimportant. I clean house intermittently; read intermittently; write letters intermittently. That reminds me, do read Leon Daudet's "Fantomes et Vivantes"—the first volumes of his memoirs. He is a terrible example of "Le fils a papa." I don't know why it is that a vicious writer, absolutely ...
— A Hilltop on the Marne • Mildred Aldrich

... stop to it by personal inquiry, and with that view, as a preliminary, kept herself tolerably sober for twenty-four hours, during which probationary period she instituted a grand "clean up" of his premises; and so, as she mentally expressed it, "with a cool head and a clean house and a clear conscience," confronted her employer ...
— M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." • G.J. Whyte-Melville

... laid my bonnet carefully on the sitting-room table, having first dusted a clean place for it with my handkerchief. I longed to fall upon that house at once and clean it up, but I had to wait until the doctor came back with my wrapper. I could not clean house in my new ...
— Chronicles of Avonlea • Lucy Maud Montgomery



Words linked to "Clean house" :   tidy up, spring-clean, straighten out, straighten, G.I., neaten, make clean, clean, clean up, gi, tidy, square away



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