Dictionary.com

clean sweep

Save This Word!

noun
an overwhelming or decisive victory, as by a political candidate who wins in all or almost all election districts.
the winning of all the prizes, rounds, contests, etc., in a competition or of all the games in a series.
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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use clean sweep in a sentence

Other Idioms and Phrases with clean sweep

clean sweep

see make a clean sweep.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK