clear the decks


clear the decks
Synonyms and related words:
abstract, arrange, ballast, blow, blow out, break bulk, break out ballast, cast off, cast out, chuck, clean out, clean up, clear, clear away, clear for action, clear off, clear out, clear up, consider every angle, cure, cut out, defecate, deplete, deploy, deport, dispose of, drain, dress, eject, elide, eliminate, empty, empty out, eradicate, evacuate, exhaust, exile, expatriate, expel, fix, fix up, forearm, get quit of, get ready, get rid of, get shut of, groom, guard against, hedge, leave out nothing, liquidate, make arrangements, make preparations, make ready, make sure, make sure against, marshal, mobilize, neaten, outlaw, overlook no possibility, pick out, plan, play safe, police, police up, prearrange, prep, prepare, prepare for, pretreat, process, provide, provide a hedge, provide against, provide for, purge, put in shape, put in trim, ready, ready up, reef down, remove, root out, root up, scour out, settle preliminaries, shift ballast, shoot ballast, shorten sail, spruce, spruce up, straighten up, strike off, strike out, sweep out, take measures, take precautions, take steps, tan, throw over, throw overboard, tidy, tidy up, treat, trig up, trim, trim ship, trim up, try out, unclog, unfoul, vent, void, weed out, wing out ballast

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • clear the decks — {v. phr.} To put everything in readiness for a major activity; to eliminate unessentials. * /The governor urged the State Assembly to clear the decks of all but the most pressing issues to vote on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clear the decks — {v. phr.} To put everything in readiness for a major activity; to eliminate unessentials. * /The governor urged the State Assembly to clear the decks of all but the most pressing issues to vote on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clear the decks — When you clear the decks, you get ready for an important action and put away items that might get in your way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • clear the decks — clear away things and prepare for action Let s clear the decks and get everyone out of the house so we can begin work …   Idioms and examples

  • clear the decks — ► clear the decks prepare for something by dealing beforehand with anything that might hinder progress. Main Entry: ↑clear …   English terms dictionary

  • clear the decks — phrasal 1. : to clear for action 2. : to remove all impediments to or make everything ready for a particular course of action or series of developments clearing the decks so that we can now set about attacking the real problems Times Literary… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear\ the\ decks — v. phr. To put everything in readiness for a major activity; to eliminate unessentials. The governor urged the State Assembly to clear the decks of all but the most pressing issues to vote on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • clear the decks — informal to finish dealing with what you are doing so that you can start to do something more important. His company is clearing the decks for major new investment in the Far East …   New idioms dictionary

  • clear the decks — to get rid of everything that is not needed, or to deal with everything that needs to be done so that you can start doing something more important The Government has cleared the decks for an early general election …   English dictionary

  • clear the decks — prepare for something by dealing beforehand with anything that might hinder progress. → clear …   English new terms dictionary