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spring–cleaning

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noun spring–clean·ing \ˈspriŋ-ˈklē-niŋ\

Definition of spring–cleaning

  1. :  the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place



Origin and Etymology of spring–cleaning

2spring


First Known Use: 1857

Rhymes with spring–cleaning


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