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  • 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
  • n  the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time
  • v  clean and tidy up the house

  • Now meet Roomba, a new housecleaning robot spawned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Artificial Intelligence Lab and built by a .
  • Last week, as in all recent weeks, housecleaning swamped the rest of his agenda.
  • Few rituals are more futile than the "housecleaning" of Mexico's police forces.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • P & G Pulls Rosie the Riveter-Inspired Ads
    Many complained about using feminist icon to promote housecleaning
    June 7, 2013 - Local 12 Cincinnati
  • 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.
    June 6, 2013 - Las Vegas Sun

  • Eric Wedge in Sports Network
    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."
  • Buffett in Bloomberg
    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."
  • Karl Lagerfeld in International Herald Tribune
    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...

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