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to clear the decks

  • 1 clear the decks

    1) приготовиться к чему-л. (к каким-л. действиям, борьбе и т. д.); [этим. мор. приготовиться к бою]

    When the decks had thus been cleared of every encumbrance, they chose Fairfax as their Captain-General... (G. M. Trevelyan, ‘History of England’, book IV, ch. III) — Когда, таким образом, все препятствия были устранены, парламент назначил Ферфакса главнокомандующим.

    Joining our group, Diana was avid for action. ‘Look,’ she said to Roger, ‘I want to give you a real party. We can clear the decks here and lay it on for later tonight.’ (C. P. Snow, ‘Corridors of Power’, ch. X) — К нам подошла Диана. Ей не терпелось как-то выразить свои чувства. - Вот что, - сказала она Роджеру. - Я хочу устроить банкет в вашу честь. Можно прямо сейчас начать приготовления. К вечеру все успеем сделать.

    How can you expect me to do any work when you leave all this litter lying about in the room. Hurry up and clear the docks! (SPI) — Неужели вы думаете, что я могу работать, когда комната полна мусора? А ну, живо прибери все!

    2) съесть всю еду, поставленную на стол

    You fellows must all be jolly hungry by this time, so come and sit down to tea. I shan't be happy till I see you've cleared the decks. (SPI) — Вы, ребята, должно быть, здорово проголодались. Садитесь за стол и попьем чаю. Я не успокоюсь, пока вы не съедите все, что есть на столе.

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  • 2 clear the decks

    Универсальный англо-русский словарь > clear the decks

  • 3 clear the decks

    English-Russian marine dictionary > clear the decks

  • 4 clear the decks

    публ. «очищать палубу», приготавливаться к бою

    English-Russian military dictionary > clear the decks

  • 5 to clear the decks

    Приготовиться к действиям любого рода. Это выражение имеет морское происхождение. В прошлом, во времена парусных военных кораблей, экипаж готовился к бою, очищая палубу (the decks) от лишних предметов, которые могли бы помешать во время сражения. Ныне устройство рождественского вечера, приёма влиятельных официальных посетителей и т. п. также требует clearing the decks [for action].

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См. также в других словарях:

  • 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 — 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 …   Moby Thesaurus

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

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