So the field started out again as a tabula rasa, and when that happens all kinds of mistakes and blunders can creep in.
How stunning that low information voters would essentially be tabula rasa as late as October, am I right?
Allon thought he was creating a tabula rasa for new borders.
1530s, "the mind in its primary state," from Latin tabula rasa, literally "scraped tablet," from which writing has been erased, thus ready to be written on again, from tabula (see table) + rasa, fem. past participle of radere "to scrape away, erase" (see raze). A loan-translation of Aristotle's pinakis agraphos, literally "unwritten tablet" ("De anima," 7.22).