a clean bill of health


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Related to a clean bill of health: on the mend, To take care of
Translations
شَهادَةُ نَظافَه من الأمْراض
zdravotní osvědčení
friskmelding
egészségügyi bizonylat
standast læknisskoîun; læknisvottorî
zdravotné osvedčenie
sağlık/sağlam raporu

clean

(kliːn) adjective
1. free from dirt, smoke etc. a clean window; a clean dress.
2. neat and tidy in one's habits. Cats are very clean animals.
3. unused. a clean sheet of paper.
4. free from evil or indecency. a clean life; keep your language clean!
5. neat and even. a clean cut.
adverb
completely. He got clean away.
verb
to (cause to) become free from dirt etc. Will you clean the windows?
ˈcleaner noun
ˈcleanly adverb
The knife cut cleanly through the cheese.
cleanly (ˈklenli) adjective
clean in personal habits.
ˈcleanliness (ˈklen-) noun
clean up
to clean (a place) thoroughly. She cleaned (the room) up after they went home.
a clean bill of health
a certificate saying that a person, the crew of ship etc is entirely healthy (especially after being ill). I've been off work but I've got a clean bill of health now.
a clean slate
a fresh start. After being in prison he started his new job with a clean slate.
come clean
to tell the truth about something, often about something about which one has previously lied.
make a clean sweep
to get rid of everything unnecessary or unwanted. The new manager made a clean sweep of all the lazy people in the department.
References in classic literature ?
permitted to land, though we showed a clean bill of health.
If the basin can get through the winter without any high carbon monoxide days, it will get a clean bill of health for the second component of smog and face only the continuing struggle to reduce ozone and particulate matter.
The two abandoned dogs who called the Sepulveda Basin wildlife reserve home for the last two years were relaxing over the weekend at the Valley Animal Hospital, awaiting a clean bill of health.
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