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1. The cleaning and tidying of a house and its contents.
2. Informal Removal of unwanted personnel, methods, or policies in an effort at reform or improvement.

house′clean′ v.
house′clean′er n.
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n limpiador -ra mf (de casas), doméstico -ca mf
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We asked an organizer, designer, housecleaner, builder and plumber what tools we should add to our kits to level up to the pros.
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Without a cedula, the only kind of job she could get was as an under-the-table part-time housecleaner.
Speaking in Rajasthan on Thursday, Kamat had allegedly referred to Irani as a "poncha lagane waali " ( housecleaner) while questioning the minister's credentials to hold the charge of the HRD portfolio.
Catherine's occasional work as a housecleaner in the MacDougall home, where "everything is so shiny" because it is "upwind from the pit" (Lill 24), underlines the role cleanliness symbolically plays in their differential status, as do the many toilet allusions throughout the play and film.
It helps if you're a mom living on the Upper East Side who has a babysitter, a housecleaner, and a husband who's a private equities trader--facts Rubin carefully dances around in her books.