a clear line of something


1. nothing blocking your view, nothing in your way






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a clear line of sight/thought/communication

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To have a 'clear line' means to have a pathway or connection to something or someone which is not obstructed in any way. You could have a 'clear line of communication' meaning you are directly communicating with the person you need to talk to. A 'clear line of sight' meaning there is nothing obstructing your view from one place to another, or a 'clear line of thought' whereby your thoughts are focused. These are idiomatic phrases used in professional and social contexts.

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  1. To get good WiFi, you really need a clear line of sight between your home and the antenna.
  2. The Sniper needed a clear line of sight before he could take his shot.
  3. When the bank robber took hostages, the police created a clear line of communication to make sure everyone was safe.

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  1. I had a clear line of thought until you interrupted me. Now I can't remember what I was thinking.
  2. They made the argument with a clear line of reasoning, and everyone was convinced.

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