Mr. Clean

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Mr. Clean

n. Slang
A man, especially a public figure, who adheres to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.

[From Mr. Clean, trademark used for a cleaning product.]
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Addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh on May 4, Modi had hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi by saying: "Your father was termed 'Mr Clean' by his courtiers, but his life ended as 'Bhrashtachari No 1'."
"Your father was termed 'Mr Clean' by his courtiers, but his life ended as 'Bhrashtachari No 1' (corrupt number 1)," he said at a rally in Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Imran Khan carries a Mr Clean image which has been instrumental in convincing friendly countries like China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to approve economic bailout packages for Pakistan.
He termed the arrest of Aleem Khan a big drama, alleging that the PTI leadership had devised a plan to make him 'Mr Clean'.
Those who were with Musharraf were considered 'Mr Clean' and those who stood firmly by their viewpoints were punished by NAB.
The unnamed girl confessed to putting Mr Clean in the child's water and forcing him to drink.
The girl, who we cannot name, put Mr Clean into the boy's water, believing her mum "loved him more".
Criticising the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Maryam said: 'Imran Khan confessed to having offshore accounts but he is still believed to be Mr Clean.'
Khan was accused of corruption when he did not hold any public office; therefore, he could not be called Mr Clean and entrusted a position of authority in future, said PML-N central media coordinator Muhammad Mehdi at a press conference here on Sunday.
"The PTI chairman failed to produce 10MW of electricity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa," he added.The minister commented that Imran claims that he is Pakistan's 'Mr Clean', adding that he is as clean as military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
With the ANC-led government, and Zuma himself, battered by allegations of corruption and "state capture", the sacking of Gordhan, seen as Mr Clean, was the last straw and saw a rapid depreciation of the rand and an outcry from the international business community.