Soul-cleansing & cleanse your soul

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

I'd like to know if "cleanse" sounds idiomatic/commom in the context below. Please take a look.

''This victory cleansed their soul.'' [= This victory made them feel revigorated, better, brand-new - they bounced back.]

A similar sentence made by native speakers:

''Consider Ohio State's soul cleansed. After a debacle against Miami that saw the offense struggle mightily...". -

Thank you in advance!
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