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clean sweep

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clean sweep (kliːn swiːp) 

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noun

  1. an overwhelming victory   ⇒ a golden chance to complete a memorable clean sweep
  2. the winning of all prizes or contests in a competition   ⇒ only missing out on a clean sweep by 7 points
  3. a thorough and sweeping change, inspection, etc   ⇒ an order to make a clean sweep fore and aft every evening for quarters

clean sweep

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  1. an overwhelming victory or success
  2. a complete change; purge   ⇒ to make a clean sweep

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