spring-cleaning

noun
spring-clean·ing | \ˈspriŋ-ˈklē-niŋ \

Definition of spring-cleaning 

: the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place

First Known Use of spring-cleaning

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spring-cleaning

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