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clean sheet

noun
1.
(sport) an instance of conceding no goals or points in a match or competition (esp in the phrase keep a clean sheet)
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  • He imagined that he was copying all the figures on to the clean sheet of paper, for that was what he intended to do.

    Fairies I Have Met Maud Margaret Key Stawell
  • She spread a clean sheet of white paper on the table, and began her letter.

    Aunt Amy Francis Forrester
  • On the eleventh day, a mat is spread on the floor of the hut, and covered with a clean sheet, on which balls of food are placed.

  • Because you will not be able to present a clean sheet to them.

    The Grand Babylon Hotel Arnold Bennett
  • Then she took a clean sheet of paper, and wrote certain words at the top of it; then she got out her best bonnet.

    "Some Say" Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Then she took pen and ink from her desk and a clean sheet of blotting-paper.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Uncle John took the money, and at once began writing upon a clean sheet of paper.

    The Lions of the Lord Harry Leon Wilson
  • He spread an Ordnance map—a clean sheet—and gave his guide a pencil.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • Hold the blade of the knife at right angles to the paper, which must rest upon a clean sheet of glass.

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