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Definitions of housecleaning:
  • noun:   the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    Example: "Efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time"
  • noun:   (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    Example: "More housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms"

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