clean sweep

noun
1.
an overwhelming or decisive victory, as by a political candidate who wins in all or almost all election districts.
2.
the winning of all the prizes, rounds, contests, etc., in a competition or of all the games in a series.
3.
a thorough or sweeping change, especially one effected by the large-scale removal or elimination of unwanted persons or things: The new president made a clean sweep when he joined the company, replacing all the department heads.
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Example sentences
In the end one has only raised more dust where one wished to make a clean sweep.
In some years, the move from general staff to industry is a virtual clean sweep.
If this information is to be credited, the damage in the town proper must be in the nature of a clean sweep.
Send old paint, fertilizer and other chemicals to your local community clean sweep program.
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