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English definition of “a clean sheet/slate”

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.Beginnings and starts
(Definition of a clean sheet/slate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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