a clean sheet (or slate)

a clean sheet (or slate)
an absence of existing restraints or commitments.
↘(keep a clean sheet) (in a soccer match) prevent the opposing side from scoring.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • clean sheet — blank slate, clean record, new start …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clean sheet —  Fresh start; putting aside past errors.  ► “In return for Infinity’s ‘voluntary contribution’ to the U.S. Treasury, the FCC will wipe clean a slate of indecency proceedings.” (Broadcasting & Cable, Sept. 4, 1995, p. 6) …   American business jargon

  • a clean sheet — ► a clean sheet (or slate) an absence of existing restraints or commitments. Main Entry: ↑clean …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) clean sheet — a clean ˈsheet/ˈslate idiom a record of your work or behaviour that does not show any mistakes or bad things that you have done • No government operates with a completely clean sheet. • They kept a clean sheet in the match (= no goals were scored …   Useful english dictionary

  • clean — ► ADJECTIVE 1) free from dirt, pollutants, or harmful substances. 2) morally pure: clean living. 3) not obscene. 4) attentive to personal hygiene. 5) showing or having no record of offences or crimes: a clean driving licence. 6) played or done… …   English terms dictionary

  • clean — adjective 1》 free from dirt, marks, or pollutants.     ↘attentive to personal hygiene. 2》 morally pure.     ↘not offensive or obscene: good clean fun.     ↘showing or having no record of offences or crimes.     ↘done according to the rules. 3》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • clean — adj., adv., v., & n. adj. 1 (often foll. by of) free from dirt or contaminating matter, unsoiled. 2 clear; unused or unpolluted; preserving what is regarded as the original state (clean air; clean page). 3 free from obscenity or indecency. 4 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clean slate — noun an opportunity to start over without prejudice (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑fresh start, ↑tabula rasa • Hypernyms: ↑opportunity, ↑chance * * * phrasal : a record unblemished by discreditable acts or measures …   Useful english dictionary

  • clean — clean1 W2 [kli:n] adj comparative cleaner superlative cleanest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not dirty)¦ 2¦(people/animals)¦ 3¦(environment)¦ 4¦(fair or legal)¦ 5¦(not offensive)¦ 6 come clean 7 make a clean breast of it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clean — I UK [kliːn] / US [klɪn] adjective Word forms clean : adjective clean comparative cleaner superlative cleanest *** 1) not dirty Go and put on a clean shirt. nice clean towels clean and tidy: I like to keep the place clean and tidy. spotlessly… …   English dictionary

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