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housecleaning

[hous-klee-ning] /ˈhaʊsˌkli nɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of cleaning a house, room, etc., and its furnishings, especially the act of cleaning thoroughly and completely.
2.
the act of improving or reforming by weeding out excess or corrupt personnel or of revising methods of operation.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; house + cleaning

houseclean

[hous-kleen] /ˈhaʊsˌklin/
verb (used with object)
1.
to subject (a house, room, etc.) to housecleaning.
verb (used without object)
2.
to engage in housecleaning.
Origin
1860-65; back formation from housecleaning
Related forms
housecleaner, noun
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Examples from the web for housecleaning
  • Yahoo may now finally be on track for a complete housecleaning.
  • Daily maid service is not available, and visitors are expected to perform their own housecleaning each day.
  • It is not necessary to spend a lot of time or money on housecleaning activities.
  • Normal housecleaning and laundry usually do not succeed.

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