If the time goes by, leaving the house-cleaning still undone, I shall keep my promise to the letter.
All were bare and disorderly, because, as the woman explained, house-cleaning was in progress.
And Miss Jerusha's house-cleaning was something which required to be seen to be appreciated.
It is only the excess of this form of nature's house-cleaning which needs to be checked.
There is a great deal of house-cleaning, hanging of curtains, and laying of carpets, just prior to the time.
Today she had been house-cleaning, and had brought some treasures downstairs.
There is no place like home during spring house-cleaning—this is why home is so generally avoided during that period.
From the 1st to the 10th spring house-cleaning will take place.
The giddy kits paid no attention, as they did not know what house-cleaning meant, happy little dears!
I'm afraid of what may be uncovered there when the house-cleaning begins.
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+)