Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “clear the decks”

See all translations

clear the decks

informal
to remove unnecessary things so that you are ready for action: Let's clear the decks and then we can start cooking dinner.
Translations of “clear the decks”
in Chinese (Traditional) 清除障礙準備行動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清除障碍准备行动…
(Definition of clear the decks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

ditto

used to agree with something that has just been said, or to avoid repeating something that has been said

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More