Definitions of housecleaning

n the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house

“efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time”
Type of:
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
the act of making something clean

n (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions

“more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms”
“many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners”
Type of:
a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses

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