Definition of 'clean sweep'
Example sentences containing 'clean sweep'
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It is a clean sweep of golden sand served by dozens of cheap and cheerful hotels and apartments, plus a few smarter ones.The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2010) The Sun (2006)
It completed an historic clean sweep by British golfers, who occupy the top three places for the first time.The Sun (2011)
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Definition of clean sweep from the Collins English Dictionary
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