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  1. AlekhyaK89
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    Post clear out the deadwood

    could please tell me the usage and meaning of clear out the deadwood....
    eg:Gove's decision quickly cleared out a lot of dead wood.
    what does this mean?


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    Re: clear out the deadwood

    "dead wood" is metaphorically anything that obscures something. It can be arguments that have been refuted; outdated attitudes; too much inessential detail.

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