clean sweep

noun

Definition of clean sweep

1 : a victory in which one side or team wins every game, contest, etc. The Red Sox won the series in a clean sweep. The election was a clean sweep for local Democratic candidates.
2 : a complete change in something The new governor has made a clean sweep of the staff in the governor's mansion.

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“Clean sweep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clean%20sweep. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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