make a clean sweep

make a clean sweep
(to get rid of everything unnecessary or unwanted: The new manager made a clean sweep of all the lazy people in the department.) fare piazza pulita

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  • make a clean sweep — ( ● sweep …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a clean sweep — ► make a clean sweep 1) remove all unwanted people or things ready to start afresh. 2) win all of a group of related sporting contests. Main Entry: ↑clean …   English terms dictionary

  • make a clean sweep of — {v. phr.} 1. Achieve a complete victory. * /In 7980 the Reagan Republicans made a clean sweep of the western states./ 2. To eliminate thoroughly and completely. * /The new attorney general is expected to make a clean sweep of all the old… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a clean sweep of — {v. phr.} 1. Achieve a complete victory. * /In 7980 the Reagan Republicans made a clean sweep of the western states./ 2. To eliminate thoroughly and completely. * /The new attorney general is expected to make a clean sweep of all the old… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ a\ clean\ sweep\ of — v. phr. 1. Achieve a complete victory. In 7980 the Reagan Republicans made a clean sweep of the western states. 2. To eliminate thoroughly and completely. The new attorney general is expected to make a clean sweep of all the old administrative… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make a clean sweep — win all games in a series    The Jets made a clean sweep of the series won all four games …   English idioms

  • make a clean sweep — 1》 remove all unwanted people or things ready to start afresh. 2》 win all of a group of related sporting contests. → clean …   English new terms dictionary

  • make a clean sweep — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. triumph, succeed, win everything; see win 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • clean sweep — {n. phr.} A complete victory. * /Our candidate for the United States Senate made a clean sweep over his opponent./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clean sweep — {n. phr.} A complete victory. * /Our candidate for the United States Senate made a clean sweep over his opponent./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a clean sweep (of something) — …   Useful english dictionary

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