1. move on from previous constraints, begin again
start a job/project/task with a clean slate
'A clean slate' is a new beginning or a new start where past decisions or issues are erased or forgotten. You might use this phrase in your personal relationships: "I know we have been having a tough time recently, but I think we should start with a clean slate." It can also be used in professional scenarios: "You know your work has not been as good as we expect. Please complete the training and begin your work again with a clean slate." This is a useful expression when you want to express that you won't hold mistakes from the past against someone. Used in social and professional contexts.