clean (one's) plate (up)

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clean (one's) plate (up)

To eat all of the food that is on one's plate. He's usually a really picky eater, so I'm shocked that he cleaned his plate! You'll have to clean your plate up if you want dessert.
See also: clean, plate

clean (up) one's plate

to eat all the food on one's plate. You have to clean up your plate before you can leave the table. Mom said we can't watch TV tonight unless we clean our plates.
See also: clean, plate
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When my husband and I have the same meal and I clean my plate but he leaves some and says "there's too much", my instinct isn't to praise him for his selfrestraint but to stab him with my fork.