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Meaning of “a clean sheet/slate” in the English Dictionary

"a clean sheet/slate" in British English

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a clean sheet/slate

informal the ​situation in which ​peopledecide to ​forgetyour 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.
(Definition of a clean sheet/slate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a clean sheet/slate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 既往不咎, 无污点的记录, 清白的历史…
in Chinese (Traditional) 既往不咎, 無汙點的紀錄, 清白的歷史…
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