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a clean sheet/slate

informal
the situation in which people decide to forget your past behaviour, usually because it was not good: You were very lazy last term, but we'll start again with a clean sheet this term.
Translations of “a clean sheet/slate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 既往不咎, 無汙點的紀錄, 清白的歷史…
in Chinese (Simplified) 既往不咎, 无污点的记录, 清白的历史…
(Definition of a clean sheet/slate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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