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    Nice and Clean

    Take Jerusalem and cut the whole damn
    rebellion off at its head. Nice and clean.

    what does "Nice and clean" mean here?
    thx in advance.

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    Re: Nice and Clean

    Quote Originally Posted by drsamehnour View Post
    Take Jerusalem and cut the whole damn
    rebellion off at its head. Nice and clean.

    what does "Nice and clean" mean here?
    thanks in advance.
    Context, please.

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    Cool Re: Nice and Clean

    This is surely an informal usage. Clean (adverb) means completely here. The filler nice and adds nothing to the meaning.

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    Re: Nice and Clean

    I assume this comes from either an old movie or book about a crusade or other invasion of Jerusalem. Some general might have been told to attack and conquer Jerusalem, do it quickly and without much opposition.

    In a cops and robbers/gang type movie, for example, someone may be told to kill someone and not to leave any evidence behind........... they would be told to "get rid of the body, nice and clean."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    I assume this comes from either an old movie or book about a crusade or other invasion of Jerusalem. Some general might have been told to attack and conquer Jerusalem, do it quickly and without much opposition.

    In a cops and robbers/gang type movie, for example, someone may be told to kill someone and not to leave any evidence behind........... they would be told to "get rid of the body, nice and clean."
    I'll second that.

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