Housecleaning definitions

hous'klē'nĭng
The cleaning and tidying of a house and its contents.
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The cleaning of the furniture, floors, woodwork, etc. of a house.
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Removal of unwanted personnel, methods, or policies in an effort at reform or improvement.
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A getting rid of superfluous things, unwanted personnel, undesirable conditions, etc.
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Collectively, the tasks involved with cleaning a house; the practice of cleaning a house.

If you do not keep up with the housecleaning, you will soon have a huge mess.

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Present participle of houseclean.
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Origin of housecleaning

From house + clean + -ing.