American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Clean Sweep Of (something) Idiom

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make a clean sweep of (something)
What does make a clean sweep of (something) mean?
do something completely or thoroughlyThe new political party made a clean sweep of the large cities during the election.

Some Random Idioms
LSD
What does "LSD" mean?
lysergic acid diethylamide
ship shape
What does "ship shape" mean?
in good condition; functioning well
one's stamping grounds
What does "one's stamping grounds" mean?
a place where a person spends/spent much of his timeMy cousin went back to his old stamping grounds which he remembered as a teenager.
turnover (of workers)
What does "turnover (of workers)" mean?
the rate at which employees join and leave a company The turnover of workers in the new restaurant is very high.

a (real) go-getter
What does "a (real) go-getter" mean?
a (very) ambitious, hard-working person."I'm not surprised that Jean finished before anyoneelse. She's a real go-getter."
not with it
What does "not with it" mean?
to be not able to think clearlyMy grandmother was not with it today and we were not able to have a very good visit.
stick one's head in a noose
What does "stick one's head in a noose" mean?
to say or do something that could harm you or your imageI stuck my head in a noose when I mentioned that I wanted to find another job.
Be careful what you wish for
What does "Be careful what you wish for" mean?
If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.('Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.' and 'Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it.' are also used.)

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