English noun: housecleaning
|1.||housecleaning (act) (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions|
|Samples||More housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms.|
Many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners.
|Domain usage||figure, figure of speech, image, trope|
|2.||housecleaning (act) the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house|
|Samples||Efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time.|
|Broader (hypernym)||cleaning, cleansing, cleanup|