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    Not clear....

    "When we had cleared the town I told the coachman to stop...."

    Hmm....never heard of that expression. Is it old-fashioned, and what exactly it means? From the context I understand: when we have left the town.....but is that it?
    Thank you very much

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    #2

    Re: Not clear....

    Quote Originally Posted by goingtocalifornia View Post
    "When we had cleared the town I told the coachman to stop...."

    [...]Is it old-fashioned, and what exactly [STRIKE]it means[/STRIKE ]does it mean? From the context I understand: when we have had left the town.....but is that it?
    You have understood it correctly. I am not sure whether it is old-fashioned, or just uncommon.

    It's common, when we are travelling, to 'clear/customs/immigration' with the sense of 'pass through successfully'.

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