clean house
phrasal 1. to clean a house and its furniture 2. to make sweeping reforms or changes (as of personnel)

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  • Clean House — (engl. für „sauberes Haus“) ist eine Reality Show (Makeover Show) des amerikanischen Fernsehens. Thema der Show ist der Einsatz eines Aufräum und Inneneinrichtungteams im Haushalt einer Familie, die mit der Unordnung und dem angesammelten Trödel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • clean house — verb a) To clean the interior of a house. b) To reform by removing undesirable personnel and procedures …   Wiktionary

  • clean house — get rid of corruption in an institution; tidy up a house, put things in order …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • The Clean House — is an award winning play by Sarah Ruhl, which premiered in 2004 at Yale Repertory Theatre and has since been produced in many American cities. The play is a whimsical romantic comedy centered on Mathilde, a Brazilian cleaning woman who would… …   Wikipedia

  • house — [hous; ] for v. [ houz] n. pl. houses [hou′ziz] [ME hous < OE hus, akin to Ger haus (OHG hūs) < IE * (s)keus < base * (s)keu , to cover, conceal > SKY] 1. a building for human beings to live in; specif., a) the building or part of a… …   English World dictionary

  • clean — cleanness, n. /kleen/, adj., cleaner, cleanest, adv., cleaner, cleanest, v. adj. 1. free from dirt; unsoiled; unstained: She bathed and put on a clean dress. 2. free from foreign or extraneous matter: clean sand. 3. free from pollution;… …   Universalium

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