have a clean conscience

have a clean conscience

To be guiltless or have no feelings of guilt or remorse over something. Don't you dare accuse me of causing this, I have a clean conscience! Some people think I should have treated him better, but I have a clean conscience in this whole affair.
See also: clean, conscience, have
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Some of the Russian dissidents used to say that no matter what the circumstances, it was possible to have a clean conscience.