Definition for house-cleaning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of houseclean
Related formshouse·clean·er, noun
Examples from the Web for house-cleaning
I offered to have the house-cleaning done, but Lewis refused to let me help him even in this.Husks|Marion Harland
I learned afterwards that even if the institution had been open, we would have found no welcome as it was house-cleaning time.Broke|Edwin A. Brown
From the 1st to the 10th spring house-cleaning will take place.
A pleasant way of doing this is to give a house-cleaning party.
It came bustling over the horizon with the air of one about to start spring house-cleaning.In Pastures Green|Peter McArthur