clean one's plate

Definition of clean one's plate

:to eat all the food on one's plate
  • The children were not allowed to have dessert until they had cleaned their plates.

Word by Word Definitions

clean play
  1. : free from dirt or pollution

  2. : free from contamination or disease

  3. : free or relatively free from radioactivity

  1. : so as to clean

  2. : in a clean manner

  3. : all the way : completely

  1. : to make clean: such as

  2. : to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter

  3. : to rid of corruption

  1. : an act of cleaning dirt especially from the surface of something

plate play
  1. : a smooth flat thin piece of material

  2. : forged, rolled, or cast metal in sheets usually thicker than ¹/₄ inch (6 millimeters)

  3. : a very thin layer of metal deposited on a surface of base metal by plating

  1. : to cover or equip with plate: such as

  2. : to provide with armor plate

  3. : to cover with an adherent layer mechanically, chemically, or electrically


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