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spring-cleaning

[ spring-klee-ning ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˈkli nɪŋ /
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noun

a complete cleaning of a place, as a home, done traditionally in the spring of the year.
the activity of giving a place a complete cleaning: We've been involved in spring-cleaning and are exhausted.

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Origin of spring-cleaning

First recorded in 1855–60
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