|clean up on
||defeat, beat, whip you, wipe you
||Little Chad cleaned up on big Clint. Chad is quite a fighter.
|clean up your act
||do it better, do it legally, get your act together
||I've missed classes, failed tests. I need to clean up my act.
|clean up your plate
||finish eating all the food on your plate, eat it up
||You may leave the table after you've cleaned up your plate.
|clear as a bell
||easy to hear or understand, clearly audible
||We heard him say it. He said no, clear as a bell.
|clear as mud
||not understandable, confusing
||Mr. Lee explained the formula. Then he said, "Clear as mud, eh?"
||leave, go, get out, take off
||When the gang arrived, we cleared out. We left in a hurry.
||sell at a low price, sell at a discount
||We're clearing out last year's stock at 20% off.
||(See smooth sailing)
|clear the air
||explain, talk about a problem openly
||His statement will clear the air. It will prevent more confusion.
||explain, discuss so everyone understands
||Let's clear up the matter of the missing keys. Were they stolen?