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Definitions and Synonyms of housecleaning | Another word for housecleaning | What is housecleaning?

Definition 1: the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house - [noun denoting act]

Samples where housecleaning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time

(housecleaning is a kind of ...) the act of making something clean

"he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

Definition 2: (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions - [noun denoting act]

Samples where housecleaning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
  • many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners

(housecleaning is a kind of ...) a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses

"justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"

(housecleaning is used in the usage domain ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

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