a new beginning, usually achieved by removing any record of previous bad deeds or debts
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: The environment around the office has become toxic. Everyone talking about everyone else's mistakes. Everyone blaming the boss for everything that has gone wrong. Everyone mistrustful of everyone else.
Colleague 2: Something needs to be done or the company will die.
Colleague 1: I suppose management could just fire everyone and then start with a clean slate.
Colleague 2: Or everyone could just decide to move forward by forgiving everyone else for the wrongs they think were done to them.
Colleague 1: I like that idea. Just wipe the slate clean, get over all the petty grievances and get on with it.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: I am going to have to declare personal bankruptcy. I am so far in debt that I will never get out of it.
Friend 2: That will kill your credit rating. And won't you be embarrassed?
Friend 1: I don't care about any of that. I just need a clean slate so that I can get my life on track. I can slowly start to re-build my credit rating.
There is no gerund form for clean slate.
1) ... to think that because we're "starting again" that it is a clean slate to move forward from. Nope. You know each other and have a history ...
2) When we come into the world we arrive with a clean slate as far as our relationships with others are concerned.
3) I actually think the coming collapse is a chance to start over with a clean slate if we can prevent a totalitarian state rising up to fill the void.
4) ... because they are confined by their existing business. We believe it requires a clean slate and fresh thinking, to solve this problem.
5) ... criminal, financial, will be destroyed, so there's be a clean slate. But who would benefit most?
6) It's great to have a brand new opportunity, a clean slate, essentially, to make my mark.
7) If we go off the cliff, don't expect a clean slate, though, as the nation would still have a significant budget deficit equal to ...
8) ... needs a clean slate to start over with as it heads into the future.
9) ... work for a temporary agency in any job at first and build up a clean slate of references and then perhaps move to another town if yours is really small, ...
10) And so you should be able to start afresh again. Get a clean slate. Pay what you can and start again.
11) ... both people leave the past crap in the past, and give each other a clean slate?
12) ... today's setting is corrupt and needs to be wiped out and start with a clean slate.
13) ... who emerges unburdened by debt and able to rebuild a financial history from a clean slate.
14) ... name and concept will be retired. The new owners are starting with a clean slate, ...
15) If every day we woke up and thought we started with a clean slate, what would we do?
16) There are certainly cases where escaping an unhealthy environment in favor of a "clean slate" is desirable.
17) This is also the day when we are asked to arrive with a clean slate, having asked the forgiveness of all those we might have hurt during the past.
18) Maybe, we should start with a clean slate. Forget the past and only write about the actions of this congress without giving ...
19) Which also is intoxicating and riveting, really doing a clean slate and being a whole new person.
20) He asked me for a clean slate and that he truly has regretted his actions.