clean one's plate

Definition of clean one's plate

  1. :  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

  1. :  free from dirt or pollution

    :  free from contamination or disease

    :  free or relatively free from radioactivity

  1. :  so as to clean

    :  in a clean manner

    :  all the way :  completely

  1. :  to make clean: such as

    :  to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter

    :  to rid of corruption

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

  1. :  a smooth flat thin piece of material

    :  forged, rolled, or cast metal in sheets usually thicker than 14 inch (6 millimeters)

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

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

    :  to provide with armor plate

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

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