clean slate

Definition of clean slate

  1. :  a person's record (as from a school or a job) that shows no evidence of any problems, broken rules, etc. :  a clean record <Everyone who comes to this school starts with a clean slate.>

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 piece of construction material (as laminated rock) prepared as a shingle for roofing and siding

    :  a dense fine-grained metamorphic rock produced by the compression of various sediments (as clay or shale) so as to develop a characteristic cleavage

    :  a tablet (as of slate) used for writing on

  1. :  to cover with slate or a slatelike substance

    :  to designate for a specified purpose or action :  schedule

  1. :  to thrash or pummel severely

    :  to criticize or censure severely

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