clear your desk

British
to get rid of everything from your desk because you are leaving your job, often because you have been asked to leave

She was told to clear her desk.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • clear your desk — british phrase to get rid of everything from your desk because you are leaving your job, often because you have been asked to leave She was told to clear her desk. Thesaurus: leaving a jobsynonym applying and interviewing for jobshyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear your desk —    to be summarily dismissed from employment    The instruction is given to prevent an employee compiling and stealing a dossier of useful documents or otherwise causing disruption:     Last February Derek Linton and a fellow director were given… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • clear — I UK [klɪə(r)] / US [klɪr] adjective Word forms clear : adjective clear comparative clearer superlative clearest *** 1) obvious and impossible to doubt clear evidence: There was clear evidence putting him at the scene of the crime. a clear… …   English dictionary

  • Clear — A trade is carried out by the seller delivering securities and the buyer delivering funds in proper form. A trade that does not clear is said to fail. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * clear clear [klɪə ǁ klɪr] verb [transitive] 1. to… …   Financial and business terms

  • clear — The process by which a clearinghouse maintains records of all trades and settles margin flow on a daily mark to market basis for its clearing member. Chicago Board of Trade glossary The collection of funds on which a check is drawn and the… …   Financial and business terms

  • clear — 1 adjective 1 EASY TO UNDERSTAND expressed in a simple and direct way so that people understand: clear instructions | You must never do that again. Is that clear? | be clear on: The rules are quite clear on the point. | clear to sb: Is all this… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • desk — noun 1 type of table ADJECTIVE ▪ big, huge, large, massive ▪ executive ▪ small ▪ leather topped …   Collocations dictionary

  • clear — clear1 [ klır ] adjective *** ▸ 1 easy to understand ▸ 2 obvious ▸ 3 transparent ▸ 4 without clouds/rain etc. ▸ 5 easy to see ▸ 6 easy to hear ▸ 7 not blocked ▸ 8 eyes: bright and healthy ▸ 9 skin: healthy ▸ 10 not confused ▸ 11 without guilty… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clear — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb 1 remove sth that is not wanted/needed ADVERB ▪ completely, totally ▪ The site must be completely cleared and made safe for children. ▪ partially ▪ hastily …   Collocations dictionary

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