Meaning of “clean-out” in the English Dictionary


"clean-out" in Business English

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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 nation needs is a vigorous clean-out of the banks' loan books and their managements.
Staff clean-outs are often the result of a change in management, with new managers making room for their own people.

(Definition of “clean-out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)