Synonyms of housecleaning


1. housecleaning, reform

usage: (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions; "more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms"; "many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners"

2. housecleaning, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup

usage: the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house; "efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time"


1. houseclean, clean house, clean, tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away

usage: clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"

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Definition and meaning of housecleaning (Dictionary)