squeaky clean

Meaning(s)

1. completely innocent, above reproach

Popularity

Medium

Professional

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have/lose a squeaky clean image

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Something which is described as squeaky clean is immaculately clean or completely clean. When you use squeaky clean to describe a person it means that that person's behaviour and background is extremely moral, clean and correct. A person described as squeaky clean is without vice or negative traits or history. Similar in meaning to spotless.

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  1. The scandal destroyed the politician's squeaky clean image and eventually led to his resignation.
  2. His wife thinks his behaviour is squeaky clean but many people know he takes drugs and drinks behind her back.

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  1. David refused to take the blame for the breakdown of the negotiations. While I agreed it wasn't all his fault, I told him that he wasn't exactly squeaky clean either.
  2. The way the company conducted their business was certainly less than squeaky clean at times, but I don't think they ever did anything illegal.

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