wipe the slate clean

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Definition of wipe the slate clean

: 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.

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“Wipe the slate clean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wipe%20the%20slate%20clean. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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