One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Do something thoroughly.
- ‘The next moment he calmly placed his head on the block, telling the axeman to take good aim and make a clean job of it.’
- ‘In the old days the nobility would tip the headsman to make a clean job of it.’
- ‘So better make a clean job of it, and wipe him out at once!’
- ‘If you don't facilitate for fence construction during the wall install all bets are off on making a clean job of it after the fact!’
- ‘If you don't know how to make a clean job of it ask a more experienced climber to help you.’
- ‘It may take some file edits as well to make a clean job of it.’
- ‘Normally if its the rubbery tint you should be able to just peel it off without any problems, but if its the papery stuff you are going to have to go at it with a razor blade and some adhesive remover for a while to make a clean job of it.’
- ‘Here, pros discuss efficient ways to make a clean job of it.’
- ‘However, the witches were not particularly preoccupied with making a clean job of things.’
- ‘Operations this season were to make a clean job of it, and salvage was small.’
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