Clean bill of health
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British pronunciation/klˈiːn bˈɪl ɒv hˈɛlθ/
American pronunciation/klˈiːn bˈɪl ʌv hˈɛlθ/
clean bill of health
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a doctor's report stating that the patient is in good physical or mental health

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What is a "clean bill of health"?

A clean bill of health refers to a medical report or check-up indicating that an individual has good health and does not have any significant medical issues or concerns. It is often used informally to describe a positive outcome from a medical exam, test, or review. Getting a clean bill of health can provide comfort and peace regarding one's overall well-being and may be particularly satisfying after a period of illness or medical treatment.

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a statement indicating that something is safe and free of any defects or problems

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What is the origin of the idiom "clean bill of health" and when to use it?

The idiom "clean bill of health" has its origin in the 17th century, when sailors were required to produce a document called a "bill of health" before entering a port. Over time, the phrase came to be used in contexts, such as in business, finance, or sports, to indicate that something has been found to be in good condition or free from any problems or issues.

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The school's infrastructure was evaluated and given a clean bill of health, with no major structural or safety issues found
Despite accusations that the company was responsible for polluting the lake, it received a clean bill of health from the environmental agency after a thorough investigation.
The mechanic gave the car a clean bill of health, saying it was in excellent condition.
He's been given a clean bill of health by the doctor.
The building passed the safety inspection and received a clean bill of health, indicating that it was safe for occupancy
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