Definition of make a clean break
(Entry 1 of 2)
: to end a relationship quickly If you don't want to keep dating him, you should just make a clean break instead of dragging it out.
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Definition of make a clean breast of (Entry 2 of 2)
: to speak openly and honestly about (something that previously has been lied about or kept secret) I decided to make a clean breast of it/things and admit that I was to blame.
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