Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 27, 2006
In Reply to: Clean as a whip posted by Paul Czerner on February 26, 2006
: : I am having trouble finding the origin of the phrase "clean as a whip". I am unable to find it anywhere on the web.
I have heard "smart as a whip" and
"sharp as a whip" but I have never heard clean as a whip. And I, like you, am unable to find anything concerning the phrase you posted.
Within what context did you see / hear the phrase?