clean slate

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Noun1.clean slate - an opportunity to start over without prejudice
chance, opportunity - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
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I ventured further, till I could overlook the lawns: they lay like clean slates in the starlight: there was no sign of living thing nearer than the house, which was still lit up, but quiet enough now.
The event is a precursor to the Clean Slate Summit in January 2020 in which court officials, city administration, attorneys and the city clerk's office, will offer Chicagoans the resources and legal guidance needed to expunge their juvenile court records.
Lions stake clean slate versus Blazers !-- -- John Bryan Ulanday (The Philippine Star) - August 23, 2019 - 12:00am Games today (Filoil Flying V Centre) 12 noon San Beda vs CSB 2 p.m.
PEP Clotet has promised Birmingham City's outcasts a 'clean slate' going forward.
CRAIG LEVEIN insists it's now a clean slate in the battle for Edinburgh derby supremacy with both clubs free of any mental baggage.
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will start accepting tax amnesty applications on April 24 under the legislated program that gives taxpayers a year for its availment and providing them a clean slate once accomplished.
'We're hoping a lot of taxpayers will avail of [amnesty on delinquencies] because it will give them a clean slate and at the same time, our (the BIR's) floating receivables will be converted into collection, so also a clean slate on our part,' Cabreros said.
Summary: Nizhny Novgorod [Russia], Jul 6 (ANI): Uruguay's chance of maintaining a clean slate in this year's FIFA World Cup could be in danger as forward Edinson Cavani is likely to miss the highly-anticipated quarter-final match against a rejuvenated France due to a calf injury at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium here on Friday.
In another jibe at the PML-N leadership, he said the Sharif brothers go to Saudia Arabia to seek forgiveness so they can have a clean slate and return to Pakistan and rob its citizens all over again.
Carvajal is suspended for the final group game - a dead rubber with Borussia Dortmund - but starts the knockout stages with a clean slate.
"Mr Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.