1 a person employed to clean the interior of a building.
2 (usu. in pl.) a commercial establishment for cleaning clothes.
3 a device or substance for cleaning.
Phrases and idioms:
take to the cleaners sl.
1 defraud or rob (a person) of all his or her money.
2 criticize severely.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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