[hous-klee-ning] /ˈhaʊsˌkli nɪŋ/
the act of a , room, etc., and its furnishings, especially the act of thoroughly and completely.
the act of improving or reforming by weeding out excess or corrupt personnel or of revising methods of operation.
verb (used with object)
to subject (a house, room, etc.) to housecleaning.
verb (used without object)
to engage in housecleaning.
A reorganization of a business or government department, esp with dismissal of incompetent or dishonest employees; shake-up: Honest cops, instead of welcoming a house-cleaning, resent it (1928+)
[hous-koht] /ˈhaʊsˌkoʊt/ noun 1. a woman’s robe or dresslike garment in various lengths, for casual wear about the . /ˈhaʊsˌkəʊt/ noun 1. a woman’s loose robelike informal garment
noun, Law. 1. a lawyer drawing a full-time salary from a corporation that he or she represents.
noun 1. skill in domestic management
noun 1. a dark brown cricket, Acheta domesticus, having a light-colored head with dark crossbands, commonly occurring throughout North America and Europe, where it may be an indoor pest.