Those were his very words, and you, I suppose, are the clean slate.
If he could get a clean slate by a week from Monday, say, he might still be of some use to the team.
"And we were hunting for a clean slate," I suggested satirically.
As the reader knows, the Americans had no clean slate on which to write at Panama.
"You see, hon, I want to have a clean slate," he went on rather lamely.
They were lucky to get through the first half with a clean slate.
"It's to be a clean slate, my girl," he said, looking down at her.
They expected him to take all the responsibility and give them a clean slate!
It had to be a clean slate for the folks back home, and especially for Jerry.
He is an American crook with a clean slate, so far as this side is concerned.