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Housecleaning   /hˈaʊsklˌinɪŋ/   Listen
Housecleaning

noun
1.
(figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions.  "Many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners"
2.
The act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house.






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"Housecleaning" Quotes from Famous Books



... Housecleaning seasons are not always observed in poor homes. The visitor can call attention to the value of whitewash as a cleaning agent, and if once taught to do it, the children take pleasure in ...
— Friendly Visiting among the Poor - A Handbook for Charity Workers • Mary Ellen Richmond



Words linked to "Housecleaning" :   figure, cleanup, reform, cleansing, figure of speech, houseclean, cleaning, image, trope



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