clean house

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clean house (third-person singular simple present cleans house, present participle cleaning house, simple past and past participle cleaned house)

  1. (intransitive) To clean the interior of a house.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To reform a workplace, organization, etc. by removing undesirable personnel and/or procedures.
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    • 2012, Erika Napoletano, The Power of Unpopular
      Some companies that others perceived as being late to the party really cleaned house: Facebook was after MySpace []

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