a clean slate
- to wipe the past out and begin afresh
- to be ready to make a fresh beginning
- to be ready to be moulded as per choice
- to be clear of any previous miscreation
- The criminal has completed his sentence and has come out as a clean slate.
- I agreed to start my relationship with him on a clean slate. Whatever happened so far is now water under the bridge.
- She is a clean slate at the moment and will learn everything that the teacher teaches her.
- He wonders if having a clean slate at work will now even be possible after his reputation has been so badly tarnished.
- It should be a clean slate when starting a marital relationship. The problem begins when people carry their baggage and refuse to let it go.
- A clean slate is often not possible for people who have been elected but failed to fulfill their responsibilities to the best possible extent. The party does not offer a ticket to such people.
- He has been given a clean slate by the police department so now his visa processing should be seamless.
- It is never too late in true love and boding, so you can always start with a clean slate.
The phrase belongs to the early 19th century where slates were used as a medium to write and could be cleaned to start over.
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