Idiom:  clear the decks

Definition

Idiom:  clear the decks

  • finish up less important tasks so that a more important project can be started

Example sentences

  • Our boss asked us to clear the decks because we have a new client to meet with next week
  • I wish I could go to the beach with you but I've got to clear the decks before I start school next week. 
  • Let's clear the decks by next Friday before the new fiscal year begins.
  • You'll be happy to know that I've cleared the decks so that we can start planning next year's annual conference.
  • My assistant has already cleared the decks so the new hire can get to work on the report.


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