from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thorough cleaning, especially of a residence when winter is over.
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- n. A major cleanup, usually done during the season of spring.
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- n. the activity of cleaning a house thoroughly at the end of winter
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Just about any non-hazardous debris can go in the bag, making this is a nice option for extensive spring-cleaning projects.
Now, Brownstein has brought it here to the Bohema boutique, where Patrusky, in a twin nod to spring-cleaning season and Earth Day, is hosting her latest clothes swap and where Brownstein hopes the frock finds a new and grateful owner.
Another point to me in the battle of who cares less! actually deserves to die alone in the west wing, to be found by maids spring-cleaning three weeks later, half-chewed by corgis.
I'm in a spring-cleaning frenzy and stumbling across old notebooks ... here's a snippet I forgot I'd written.
Tax time is the perfect opportunity to jumpstart your spring-cleaning by tackling your financial to-do list.
Just in time for spring-cleaning season, the March 2010 issue of Consumer Reports offers ratings-based reports on carpet cleaners and stain removers, vacuums, trash and food-storage bags, and interior paints.
Daniel DiClericoEssential information: Use our spring-cleaning advice.
You also could donate the spring-cleaning detritus to a favorite charity and file for the deduction, but you might have more fun selling old stuff to the neighbors.
Then one day, when I was seventeen, I came home to see my mother had done spring-cleaning.
One day, when I was seventeen, I came home to see my mother had done some spring-cleaning.