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Synonyms for housecleaning

a thorough or drastic reorganization

Words related to housecleaning

(figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions

the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house

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The Filipina housecleaner visited the flat of the 44-year-old Lebanese manager in February and while cleaning, the defendant entered the washroom to take a shower and left the door open.
Gosia's ironic voice chronicles her shock at finding her mother reduced to being a housecleaner in Canada, living with a partner who finds the children a nuisance and who constantly bores Gosia with stories of his Polish ancestry.
Two years later, Turing's housecleaner found him dead in bed, a partly eaten apple at his bedside.
It's been 10 years since I was a mover and packer for a moving company, and only slightly less since I worked ridiculously long hours as a waitress and housecleaner. My back and knees were younger then, but I'm only 31 and feel pretty confident that if I were doing those jobs again I'd still wake up with soreness like a person who'd worked out too much, not the soreness of a person whose body was staging a revolt.
She worked as a housecleaner, postmaster and owned a grocery store.
For Stotland, a researcher with the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the story includes where patients live and work--for instance, if they have jobs where they must use solvents, say, as a housecleaner or working at a dry cleaners or in a nail salon.
(163) For example, she might buy medicine and groceries for her elderly aunt; she might provide a holiday bonus to her building staff and housecleaner (or perhaps even pay them at "family wage" levels sufficient to support their own non-earning spouses); she might buy school supplies for a niece and nephew; or she might support a local soup kitchen that provides free meals to people in poverty.
Summary: JEDDAH: Police are searching for a runaway Indonesian housecleaner who is suspected of attempting to abduct her employer's daughter, police said.
Fatima Hassan, a 32-year-old housecleaner, also from Ketermaya, said she struggled to provide for her family.
Strauss-Kahn is charged with attacking a 32-year-old housecleaner at his Manhattan hotel suite.
This aunt had come to America as a teenager to serve a family as housecleaner, cook, and nanny.
If you have internet access, and you're looking for a golden retriever, a cheap housecleaner or the latest episodes of the HBO series "True Blood," then Revolico is your place;
She settled in Leominster and has since taken any employment she could find, holding down jobs as a housecleaner, dishwasher, waitress and quality control worker.
The jobs that these immigrants worked included, garment ironer, housecleaner, waiter/tress, and janitor.
[3] Give a gift certificate offering your services as a baby sitter, housecleaner, gardener or personal shopper.