House-cleaning



[hous-klee-ning] /ˈhaʊsˌkli nɪŋ/

noun
1.
the act of a , room, etc., and its furnishings, especially the act of thoroughly and completely.
2.
the act of improving or reforming by weeding out excess or corrupt personnel or of revising methods of operation.
[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.

noun

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+)

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