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clean sweep

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noun
  1. an overwhelming or decisive victory, as by a political candidate who wins in all or almost all election districts.
  2. the winning of all the prizes, rounds, contests, etc., in a competition or of all the games in a series.
  3. a thorough or sweeping change, especially one effected by the large-scale removal or elimination of unwanted persons or things: The new president made a clean sweep when he joined the company, replacing all the department heads.
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Idioms and Phrases with clean sweep

clean sweep

see make a clean sweep.

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