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. 2014.

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  • clean sheet — When someone has a clean sheet, they have got no criminal record or problems affecting their reputation. In football and other sports, a goalkeeper has a clean sheet when let no goals in …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • clean sheet — noun 1. A record with no blemishes 2. A situation in which no goals are conceded (sport) • • • Main Entry: ↑clean …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clean sheet — A clean sheet is a football term, meaning a game in which the team referred to have not conceded any goals. The main purpose of goalkeepers and defenders is to keep a clean sheet.Example: Team A beats Team B 3 0, so Team A are said to have kept a …   Wikipedia

  • clean sheet —    When someone has a clean sheet, they have got no criminal record or problems affecting their reputation. In football and other sports, a goalkeeper has a clean sheet when let no goals in.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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

  • clean sheet — noun A game played without having conceded a goal …   Wiktionary

  • Clean sheet — Чистый лист (оттиск, подписанный к печати) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Clean sheet review — Within Business Process Management or Business Process Improvement, a clean sheet review reviews the business requirements of the as is organization and reinvents business processes to meet those business requirements. This review works free of… …   Wikipedia

  • (a) clean sheet — 1. if you are given a clean sheet, you can start something again, and all the problems caused by you or other people in the past will be forgotten. I want us to forget all the arguing of the past, and start the New Year with a clean sheet. 2. if… …   New idioms 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

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