clean bill of health

clean bill of health
noun
an assurance that someone is healthy or something is in good condition
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the doctor gave him a clean bill of health

Hypernyms: ↑assurance

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1. : a bill of health certifying absence of infectious disease
2. : an unqualified finding or certification of the moral or political soundness of

dismissing charges of racketeering, the committee gave the organization a clean bill of health

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1. a certificate of health attesting the lack of a contagious disease, as on a ship.
2. an assurance, as by a doctor, that one is in good health.
3. Also, clean bill. an assurance, esp. an official verdict by a committee, that a group or an individual has proved, under investigation, to be morally sound, fit for office, etc.
[1850-55]

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clean bill of health
1. A certificate stating that there is no illness on board a ship
2. A statement that a person is healthy
3. A statement that an organization, etc is in a good condition
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Main Entry:bill

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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