Meaning of clean sheet in English:

clean sheet


  • 1Soccer
    A match in which a team or goalkeeper prevents the opposing side from scoring.

    ‘Chelsea have failed to keep a clean sheet in four consecutive league games’
    • ‘to come out of the game with a clean sheet is a confidence booster’
    • ‘Connors earned himself man of the match status by keeping a clean sheet’
  • 2US An absence of existing restraints or commitments.

    • ‘we do not start with a clean sheet every morning, we build on the work that has gone before’