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Whitewashed

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Said of a person who has taken the benefit of the Insolvent Act. He went to prison covered with debts and soiled with “dirty ways:” he comes out with a clean bill to begin the contest of life afresh.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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