housecleaning housecleaning  /ˈhaʊs ˌkli nɪŋ/


  1. (n) (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
  2. (n) the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house


  1. One of his first acts as President was some spiritual housecleaning.
  2. It expected some housecleaningor at least an official admission that the house had been a bit dirty.
  3. Nonmarket activities such as raising children, caring for the elderly and housecleaning should be taken into account, the panel says, as should environmental sustainability.


  1. Kenny Smith In Talks With Sacramento Kings for GM Gig

    New  Sacramento Kings  owner  Vivek   Ranadive  has made certain that he won't be bound by the traditional limits of his position. Since the super successful businessman led the ownership group that helped the franchise stay in Sacramento, he hasn't exactly gone by the book. He has done the typical housecleaning that most new regimes embark on, relieving coach Keith Smart and general manager ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. P & G Pulls Rosie the Riveter-Inspired Ads

    Many complained about using feminist icon to promote housecleaning
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Local 12 Cincinnati

  3. State-run program helping people stay in their homes through loan modifications

    When she received a telephone call earlier this year offering to help her refinance her underwater mortgage for $4,500, Lola Orbik was skeptical, but her skepticism led her to Home Again. "What I’m doing these days is housecleaning. These people have given me a house to clean,” she said.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Sun


  1. "Anytime the players want to have a meeting like that, it's healthy," Wedge told reporters. "It's smart to do a little housecleaning. But it's their business and that's the way we'll leave it."
    on Jul 24, 2007 By: Eric Wedge Source: Sports Network

  2. "Hundreds of industry insiders had to know what was going on," Buffett wrote. "It took Eliot Spitzer and the whistleblowers who aided him, to initiate a housecleaning. We urge fund directors to continue the job."
    on Mar 7, 2004 By: Buffett Source: Bloomberg

  3. "This whole crisis is like a big spring housecleaning - both moral and physical," Karl Lagerfeld, the designer for Chanel, said in an interview. "There is no creative evolution if you don't have dramatic moments like this. Bling is over. Red...
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Karl Lagerfeld Source: International Herald Tribune

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