clean slate

 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)

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  • Clean Slate — may refer to: Clean Slate (1994 film), a film released by MGM in 1994 starring Dana Carvey and Valeria Golino. Clean Slate (software), software created by Fortres Grand for non restrictive disk protection . Clean Slate (Kim Possible), Kim… …   Wikipedia

  • clean slate — If you start something with a clean slate, then nothing bad from your past is taken into account …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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 Slate — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Blackout – Ein Detektiv sucht sich selbst Originaltitel: Clean Slate Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1994 Länge: 103 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • clean slate —    If you start something with a clean slate, then nothing bad from your past is taken into account.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A clean slate is a record of your work or actions that does not show past mistakes and allows you to make …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • clean slate — {n. phr.} A record of nothing but good conduct, without any errors or bad deeds; past acts that are all good without any bad ones. * /Johnny was sent to the principal for whispering. He had a clean slate so the principal did not punish him./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clean slate — {n. phr.} A record of nothing but good conduct, without any errors or bad deeds; past acts that are all good without any bad ones. * /Johnny was sent to the principal for whispering. He had a clean slate so the principal did not punish him./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clean\ slate — n. phr. A record of nothing but good conduct, without any errors or bad deeds; past acts that are all good without any bad ones. Johnny was sent to the principal for whispering. He had a clean slate so the principal did not punish him. Mary… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • clean slate — having no errors, past acts that are all good He started off with a clean slate and has never caused any problems for the company …   Idioms and examples

  • Clean slate —   If you start something with a clean slate, then nothing bad from your past is taken into account …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • clean slate — noun a) a slate on which the courses steered by a ship (and distances run) were recorded, but have been wiped clean after being entered in the log at the end of a watch b) a fresh start …   Wiktionary

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