Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

clear (one's) schedule

clear one's schedule
Meaning(s)
1) cancel your previously planned activities or appointments
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • clear your schedule to deal with an issue
  • Analysis
    To clear your schedule means to cancel or postpone previously made plans or appointments in order to make space for some free time or for something more important or urgent. 
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The boss cleared her schedule for the week to focus all her attention on finding a solution to our ongoing distribution issue.
    2. When I heard that my friend was rushed to the hospital, I told my secretary to clear my schedule for the day so I could be by his side
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I had to clear my schedule as my son got sick and I needed to stay home with him.
    2. I don't have anything important to do at the weekend so I can clear my schedule if you need help moving house.
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