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clean

1. adjective, slang Not carrying any concealed item or substance that is illicit or forbidden. A: "Check him for a wire, Mickey." B: "He's clean, boss." Police officers performed an exhaustive search of the vehicle for drugs or weapons, but it was clean.
2. adjective, slang Not intoxicated with or addicted to drugs or alcohol. I had a real drinking problem in college, but I've been clean for nearly four years now. I have to stay clean before my parole meeting next week.
3. adjective, slang Not using or testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. All athletes will have to prove they're clean before they'll be allowed to compete in the tournament.
4. adjective, slang Not involved in or guilty of any crime or wrongdoing. I investigated the company's CEO for any illegal activity, but she's clean, as far as I can tell.
5. adverb, informal Wholly or completely. Wow, he threw the knife clean through the wall! Sorry, I clean forgot we had a meeting this morning.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

clean

1. mod. not using drugs; not involved with drugs. I’ve been clean for more than a month now.
2. mod. sober; not intoxicated with drugs at the moment. (Almost the same as sense 1) Just being clean for a day is an accomplishment.
3. mod. not breaking any law. (Police and underworld.) I’m clean, officer. You can’t charge me with anything.
4. mod. not carrying a weapon. (Police and underworld.) I frisked him. He’s clean.
5. mod. well-dressed. Now there’s a clean dude!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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