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

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breast upTo cut the face of on one side so as to lay bare the principal upright stems of the plants.Rate it:

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hope springs eternal in the human breastAlternative form of hope springs eternal.Rate it:

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make a clean breakTo initiate a complete termination of a relationship, or from a situation.Rate it:

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Clean As a WhistlePerfectly neat and not having any traces of dirtRate it:

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come cleanTo confess; admit.Rate it:

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clean as a whistleVery cleanRate it:

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

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clean cutclearly outlinedRate 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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clean as a whistleCompletely innocent; beyond moral reproach.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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arse has gone clean out of 'erAlternative form of arse is gone right out of 'erRate it:

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arse is clean out of 'erAlternative form of arse is gone right out of 'erRate it:

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clean and soberIn recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.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 Bill of HealthTo declare someone or something to be innocent, in healthy condition or satisfactory enoughRate 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 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 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 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 up one's actTo reform; to improve one's habits.Rate 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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start with a clean sheetTo go back to square one; start all over again.Rate it:

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start with a clean slateAlternative form of start with a clean sheetRate 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 cleanTo forget about previous differences and disagreements, and make a fresh start.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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can't make ends meetTto earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt.Rate it:

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clothes don't make the manAn aphorism meaning that you cannot judge a person solely by his appearance. Usually pertains to men.Rate it:

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it takes all kinds to make a worldDiversity is essential: the world would be incomplete if everyone were alike.He irons his clothes how?! That's crazy! Well, I guess it takes all kinds.Rate it:

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make a big thing out ofTo make a fuss about, especially unnecessarily.Rate it:

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make a bundleto make a lot of moneyRate it:

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Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow's EarTo make something good out of something naturally badRate it:

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make an exhibition of oneselfTo embarrass oneself or others in public.Rate it:

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make an exhibition of oneselfShe had far too much to drink and made an exhibition of herself by flirting with everyone.Rate it:

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make believeTo pretend or imagine.Rate it:

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make bricks without strawTo accomplish a task without the proper materials or under unreasonable conditions; to do the impossible.Rate it:

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make doTo put solution to a matter precariously (limited or inadequate means available).Rate it:

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Make Ends MeetTo have just enough money to have things that you needRate it:

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make groundgain ground; make progress.Rate it:

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make head or tail ofTo determine to be good or bad.Rate it:

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make heavy weatherTo make progress only with difficulty.Rate it:

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make it up as one goes alongTo improvise continuously.Rate it:

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