clean as a whistle

clean as a whistle
   If something is as clean as a whistle, it is extremely clean, spotless. It can also be used to mean 'completely', though this meaning is less common nowadays.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   Something as clean as a whistle is extremely clean.
   This can also mean that a person's criminal record is clean.
   

Bob spent the afternoon washing and shining his car until it was as clean as a whistle.


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