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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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