clean\ slate

n. phr.
A record of nothing but good conduct, without any errors or bad deeds; past acts that are all good without any bad ones.

Johnny was sent to the principal for whispering. He had a clean slate so the principal did not punish him.

Mary stayed after school for a week, and after that the teacher let her off with a clean slate.

Compare: turn over a new leaf

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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