give sth a clean bill of health

give sth a clean bill of health
give sth a clean bill of health
to say that an organization or system is in a good financial position or has been operating honestly and legally, after having examined it: »

Concerns about ""installation procedures"" mean the company cannot be given a clean bill of health.

to state or announce that a product, place, etc. is safe to use after testing it or examining it: »

The restaurant has been given a clean bill of health.

See also ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH(Cf. ↑environmental health)
Main Entry: health

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • clean bill of health — ➔ health * * * clean bill of health UK US noun [C] (plural clean bills of health) ► an official statement that something has been found to be safe, legal, or in good financial condition: »Two of the bridges got tentative clean bills of health… …   Financial and business terms

  • (a) clean bill of health — a clean bill of health phrase a statement that someone is healthy, or that something is operating correctly or is in good condition give someone/​something a clean bill of health: These results give Britain’s forests a clean bill of health.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • health — [helθ] noun [uncountable] 1. the business of providing medical services to keep people healthy; = HEALTHCARE: • Increased resources had been made available for health, housing, and education. • Rentokil specialises in industrial products in the… …   Financial and business terms

  • bill — bill1 W1S1 [bıl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(request for payment)¦ 2¦(restaurant)¦ 3¦(law)¦ 4¦(money)¦ 5 fit/fill the bill 6¦(concert/show etc)¦ 7 give somebody/something a clean bill of health 8¦(bird)¦ 9¦(advertisement)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bill — 1 /bIl/ noun (C) 1 PAYMENT a) a written list showing how much you have to pay for services you have received, work that has been done etc (+ for): The bill for the repairs came to $650. | pay/settle a bill: Have you paid the phone bill? b) BrE a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clean — clean1 W2 [kli:n] adj comparative cleaner superlative cleanest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not dirty)¦ 2¦(people/animals)¦ 3¦(environment)¦ 4¦(fair or legal)¦ 5¦(not offensive)¦ 6 come clean 7 make a clean breast of it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • go — 1 verb past tense went, past participle gone, 3rd person singular present tense goes TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE SPEAKER 1 LEAVE SOMEWHERE (I) to leave a place to go somewhere else; depart: I wanted to go, but Anna wanted to stay. | It s late; I must… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • come — 1 /kVm/ verb past tense came past participle come MOVE 1 (I) a word meaning to move towards someone, or to visit or arrive at a place, used when the person speaking or the person listening is in that place: Come a little closer. | Sarah s coming… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • come — come1 W1S1 [kʌm] v past tense came [keım] past participle come ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move towards somebody/something)¦ 2¦(go with somebody)¦ 3¦(travel to a place)¦ 4¦(post)¦ 5¦(happen)¦ 6¦(reach a level/place)¦ 7¦(be produce …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • food — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ delicious, excellent, good, great, superb, tasty, wonderful ▪ favourite/favorite ▪ decent …   Collocations dictionary

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