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Dictionary definition for: Housecleaning

1. (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"

2. (n) the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house; "efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time"

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