keep (one's) slate clean

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keep (one's) slate clean

To maintain an impeccable record; to refrain from committing any mistakes or wrongdoings. If Jeremy can keep his slate clean from now until his next hearing, they might be willing to release him from prison on parole. I know my time in rehab will work against me in the election, but I've kept my slate clean since then.
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Qatar sustained pressure with moves into the Bahrain box but their backline stood firm to keep their slate clean.
In the next few minutes, Qatar sustained pressure with moves into the Bahrain box but the Bahrain backline stood firm to keep their slate clean.
India, with just a match against Japan left in their group, have already secured the semi-final berth but it will be interesting to see whether they can keep their slate clean as they have done so far, without dropping a point.
The match had to be decided through penalty kicks after both goalkeepers, Khaled Radi from Nasr and Waleed Abdullah from Shabab, managed to keep their slate clean.