you could eat off the floor(s)

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you could eat off the floor(s)

Describing an extremely clean room, house, building, etc. I want this place to be so clean you could eat off the floor! At the end of each shift, I make my cooks clean the kitchen until you could eat off the floors.
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You could eat off the floor. I never dreamed of anything so sweet and lovely as the inside of that house."
As a result, my kitchen is so barren and spotless that you could eat off the floor -- if I ever had food to serve on it, that is.
"When I worked in a kids' home we had a tyrant of a matron who would pull the beds out and say, 'what's that, Mr O'Grady?' I'd say it was dust and she'd say, 'you've got asthmatics in here, get it cleaned' and you could eat off the floor of this place because we lived in terror of this woman and we hated her.
You could eat off the floor. Blindness would have made them completely dependent.
"It's so clean you could eat off the floor," said Shirley scattering a packet of biscuits on the parquet and forcing a giggling Nigel down on to his hands and knees.
You could eat off the floor in that North Berwick cludgie - if you were so inclined.
Taunton-based Kopin makes the high-tech screens in rooms so clean you could eat off the floor. But why would you want to when you can buy an Olympus digital camera with a Kopin viewfinder?
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