wipe the slate clean

Definition of wipe the slate clean

  1. :  to forget all the things that have happened or been done and start doing something again :  to start again from the very beginning She wishes she could wipe the slate clean and start over in a different career.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to rub with or as if with something soft for cleaning

    :  to clean or dry by rubbing

    :  to draw, pass, or move for or as if for rubbing or cleaning

  1. :  blow, strike

    :  jeer, gibe

    :  an act or instance of wiping

  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

  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

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