a clean slate


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a clean slate

if you are given a clean slate, you can start something again, and all of the problems caused by you or other people in the past will be forgotten The company's debts have been paid so that the new manager can start with a clean slate.
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Launched in March 2007, the Clean Slate Design for the Internet is an industrial affiliate program in the Stanford School of Engineering characterized by two questions: "With what we know today, if we were to start again with a clean slate, how would we design a global communications infrastructure?
Jubilee 2000 calls for the international debts of the poorest countries to be written off, removing a burden hanging over millions of people so that they can enter the new century with a clean slate.
MODESTO - The JetHawks were given a clean slate with the start of the second half of the California League season.