Idiom:  clear one’s name

Meaning 

Idiom:  clear one’s name

  • to prove innocence about something (that you did not do something wrong or illegal)


Example sentences

  • Even though they jury found him innocent and cleared his name, many people still believe he’s guilty.
  • The politician vowed that the investigation would clear his name of any wrongdoing.
  • The report cleared the director's name from any collusion during the program.
  • The conductor's name will be cleared once and for all when the facts of the train crash are released to the public.
  • My son is innocent and I will not stop until we clear his name.
  • New DNA technology helped clear the convicted killer's name and he was released from prison after serving 20 years.
  • Let's wait to hear what Joe has to say. I'm sure there's a mistake and he'll clear his name.
  • I was a victim of identity theft and it took years to clear my name with my creditors.

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Synonyms

  • beat the rap
  • be in the clear
  • come up/out smelling of roses


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