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clean-outnoun [C]

(also cleanout) uk   us   WORKPLACE
an ​act of ​removing the ​people and ​parts of an ​organization that are not needed, wanted, or that are causing problems: What the ​nationneeds is a vigorous clean-out of the ​banks' ​loanbooks and their managements. Staff clean-outs are often the ​result of a ​change in ​management, with new ​managers making ​room for their own ​people.
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