blank slate

noun
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These neurons become a kind of blank slate, where a particularly strong imprint
  can be made of a fearful memory.
Infants are a blank slate with little genetic influence on their temperament.
For a start-up with a legacy, there is no blank slate.
The side that is intrigued by the creative possibilities of a blank slate, even
  on a low budget.
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