To manage way for a major project and it can be only possible if the minor details are addressed properly

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  • It is a very old idiom, which was used by the sailors. This expression is originated in the 17th century. Most of the travelling jobs and major ventures were carried out by the ships. It was important for the sailors to keep the deck clear in case of any battle. All the things that were left loose on the deck, were fastened carefully, to not to hinder during any major event. By the 19th century, this expression had a different meaning apart from its typical one and it was used by writers in an interesting manner. 
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The stage manager asked the welders to clear the decks in order to set the stage for the final day.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Clear the Decks':

clear the decksTo prepare for action.
clear the decksTo remove, or fasten, all loose material, or partitions prior to a naval engagement.
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nettoyer les ponts

curățați punțile

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