Did you get a clean bill of health on your last visit to the doctor? Did your favourite football club keep a clean sheet? What do these expressions mean? Well, read the blog post to learn 10 CLEAN expressions.
Make a clean break
Meaning: to distance yourself completely from a relationship or a situation.
- Peter made a clean break with his girlfriend. He said he wants to move on.
As clean as a new pin
Meaning: extremely clean.
- When we got back from holiday, we expected the house to be a mess, but it was as clean as a new pin because our children tidied it.
A new broom sweeps clean
Meaning: used to say for someone who made many changes and new perspective into an organization.
- Our new manager is very strict; not that I complain because the business is flourishing. You know what they say – a new broom sweeps clean.
Have a clean bill of health
Meaning: a doctor’s report that says you’re healthy.
- Although he had been feeling sick all day yesterday, the doctor gave him a clean bill of health.
A clean slate
Meaning: to be ready for a new beginning.
- Let’s forget about the past and start with a clean slate.
Meaning: to confess or reveal a secret you’ve been hiding.
- You must come clean to your parents about the scratch on the car.
Keep a clean sheet
Meaning: used in some sports. It is a situation when one team doesn’t allow the other team to score.
- Manchester United kept a clean sheet at this match. No one could score against them!
As clean as a whistle
Meaning: very clean or clear.
- The camera on my phone makes pictures as clean as a whistle.
Meaning: well-groomed and well-mannered male person.
- Celia’s boyfriend is a clean-cut young man.
Have clean hands
Meaning: to be innocent.
- The police claim he has clean hands – he didn’t rob the bank.
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