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clear the decks

Definition of clear the decks

  1. :  to get ready for action or for something new :  to get rid of something to make room for something else <Firing the CEO will clear the decks for change within the company.> <He wants to clear the decks before the election campaign starts.>

Variants of clear the decks


clear the deck

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bright, luminous

    :  cloudless

    :  less than one-tenth covered

  1. :  in a clear manner

    :  all the way

  1. :  to make clear or translucent

    :  to free from pollution or cloudiness

    :  to free from accusation or blame :  exonerate, vindicate

  1. :  a clear space or part

    :  a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

deckplay decks
  1. :  a platform in a ship serving usually as a structural element and forming the floor for its compartments

    :  something resembling the deck of a ship: as

    :  a story or tier of a building (as a sports stadium)

  1. :  cover

    :  to clothe in a striking or elegant manner :  array

    :  decorate

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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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