Words and Phrases
cleened my plate

“cleened my plate”

Meaning:

ate my dinner

Alternative spelling/meaning:

polish the plate (finish every scrap of one’s meal)

In Literature:

Excerpt from Not Done Yet by Richard Rowley

It’s me is hale an’ hearty,
an’ good for the quare time still;
I can ate my mate an’ polish the plate
an’ on fair days drink my fill

Excerpt from The Adventures of Paddy McQuillan by WG Lyttle

A very suin cleened my plate


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