[ UK /hˈa‍ʊskliːnɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈhaʊˌskɫinɪŋ/ ]
  1. (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners
    more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
  2. the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time
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How To Use housecleaning In A Sentence

  • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time
  • One thing's for certain about modern-day housecleaning - everybody's got a different definition of clean.
  • I am not always on top of my housecleaning, but even on my worst days, my place has never looked so disgusting!
  • That and fall housecleaning, which is always a busy time of washing down the walls, shining windows, and whatnot. Covenant
  • Most new bosses do a little housecleaning.
  • The low-income occupants may be able to provide services for the senior occupants, such as baby-sitting, housecleaning, pet care, health care, or cooking.
  • Have you always felt overwhelmed by housecleaning or is it just since you've been on your own? The Sun
  • When he became artistic director of the Stuttgart Ballet, the company was not in particularly good shape and his first task was housecleaning.
  • Major housecleaning is expected, and needed, and this could be a source of bargains in 2002. - Recipe for Hot Stove League planning
  • All told, the housecleaning represents one of the biggest management upheavals ever.
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