Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “a clean sheet/slate”

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More