Meaning of spring-cleaning

spring-clean•ing

Pronunciation: (spring'klē'ning), [key]
— n.
  1. a complete cleaning of a place, as a home, done traditionally in the spring of the year.
  2. the activity of giving a place a complete cleaning: We've been involved in spring-cleaning and are exhausted.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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