clean sweep (kliːn swiːp)
- an overwhelming victory ⇒
a golden chance to complete a memorable clean sweep
- the winning of all prizes or contests in a competition ⇒
only missing out on a clean sweep by 7 points
- a thorough and sweeping change, inspection, etc ⇒
an order to make a clean sweep fore and aft every evening for quarters
- an overwhelming victory or success
- a complete change; purge ⇒
to make a clean sweep
Example Sentences Including 'clean sweep'
Gillespie claimed 5/ 32 from his 10 overs as Australia strolled towards a clean sweep of the three-match series.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
It was also a clean sweep for the Adelaide Basketball Club with 36er Dusty Rychart taking the NBL's Player of the Week accolade.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
SCOTLAND'S women curlers have made it a clean sweep of international titles by winning the gold medal at the World Curling Championships.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
Sailing DSD Carnival, a Beneteau 46, Otis got a record-breaking clean sweep.
Yachting Boating World (2005)
There will be no mixture of populations to cause endless trouble... A clean sweep will be made.
Refugees in the Age of Total War
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