One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Forgive or forget past faults or offenses; make a fresh start.
- ‘With each new year comes a fresh start, a chance to wipe the slate clean, to make way for a happier, healthier, better you.’
- ‘Reminiscent of classic thrillers, the movie's real core is the dangerous allure of wiping the slate clean and starting your life all over again.’
- ‘We're the new owners with new ideas and we're making a fresh start and we're going to wipe the slate clean.’
- ‘It is this ability to wipe the slate clean, to forget history and all its barriers and prejudices, which is behind the attraction of new towns.’
- ‘We attempted to wipe the slate clean, and start afresh.’
- ‘We are going to wipe the slate clean and go back to the drawing board.’
- ‘Serialism was vital in the way it wiped the slate clean, invoking a new year zero where everything would be up for grabs.’
- ‘Off to the big city to seek her fortune; to escape her past, her burnt bridges; to wipe the slate clean.’
- ‘To be fair he had one good idea which became law - wiping the slate clean for people with very minor non-violent offences who had not re-offended for at least ten years.’
- ‘He wrote: ‘Let bygones be bygones, wipe the slate clean and work toward peace.’’
- ‘So, he'd moved him and his sister to Atlanta, in the hopes that he could start fresh, wipe the slate clean.’
- ‘Well, we at the Olympics have decided to forget all that, wipe the slate clean and put them to an impartial test.’
- ‘However, due to a recovery plan now in force, they hope to have wiped the slate clean by March, 2005.’
- ‘I wanted to start afresh, to wipe the slate clean and forget about the endless mother-daughter feud, and finally let go of Ellum.’
- ‘But to abandon subjects does not just wipe the slate clean with the possibility of alternative lifestyles, pursuits and pleasures lining up to divert us.’
- ‘A glorious, annually renewed opportunity to use as you please: you can wipe the slate clean, right past wrongs, reinvent yourself entirely!’
- ‘The reason new year is such a good thing is that it resets the counter, wipes the slate clean and gives you a chance to try again at the things you failed to do last year.’
- ‘To let things go, to wipe the slate clean, to forgive, to forget.’
- ‘Can we please just wipe the slate clean and get a new government?’
- ‘But until you can get credit again, you cannot prove you have wiped the slate clean.’
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