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From whitewash.

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-wash

  1. (informal) An overwhelming victory by a team or entity of the colour specified; often a clean sweep.
    • 2016 June 21, Webster, Andrew; Masters, Roy; Mascord, Steve; Lutton, Phil; Walter, Brad; Barrett, Chris; Pengilly, Adam; Proszenko, Adrian; Chammas, Michael, “State of Origin 2016: Who the experts are tipping in game two”, in The Sydney Morning Herald[1]:
      A Maroonwash will be two-thirds complete on a fast track at Suncorp.
    • 2017 December 28, “Myanmar's newsmakers of 2017”, in Frontier Myanmar[2]:
      So many were delighted when he was unceremoniously turfed from office in the 2015 redwash, with his USDP losing every single seat in the region.
    • 2018 July 11, Liebke, Dan, “The Liebke Ratings: State of Origin 3”, in The Roar[3]:
      To achieve a bluewash for the first time in a thousand years? Quite the incentive for Brad Fittler’s Baby Blues.

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