start over with a clean slate

start over with a clean slate

To start (something) again with a fresh beginning, especially unencumbered by mistakes or regrets from the past. After that fiasco in Texas, I'm looking forward to starting over with a clean slate in Oregon. Things got so screwed up with the project that we had to scrap it about halfway through and start over again with a clean slate.
See also: clean, slate, start
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Clean slate - Idiom; an unsullied record; a record marked by creditable conduct: 'to start over with a clean slate.