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English noun: housecleaning

1. housecleaning (act) (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions


SamplesMore housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms.
Many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners.


Broader (hypernym)reform


Domain usagefigure, figure of speech, image, trope

2. housecleaning (act) the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house


SamplesEfficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time.


Broader (hypernym)cleaning, cleansing, cleanup









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