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Cleanliness is next to godliness

Meaning: This (humorous) saying suggests that being clean is nearly as good as being godly or very holy.

Note: cleanliness (noun) = the state of being clean | godly (adj) = very religious; devout; pious

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The saying "cleanliness is next to godliness" is
  1. a humorous way of suggesting that it is good to be clean
  2. a religious belief that you need to be clean to be close to God
  3. a humorous way of suggesting that religious people are clean

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