Let’s wipe the band-aid clean

This was uttered regarding a customer situation and the speaker was trying to highlight the need to get valuable news to the customer.  It is a mashup of “wipe the slate clean” (erase past mistakes) and “rip off the band-aid” (finish a task quickly to avoid a prolonged painful episode).  Or maybe the speaker wanted to recycle a band-aid?  A big thanks to John Hatfield III for hearing this one and sending it in.

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