clear blue water

clear blue water

A separation between rivals or opponents. Primarily heard in UK. There's no clear blue water between the candidates now—the race is as tight as can be.
See also: blue, clear, water

clear blue water

an obvious and decisive gap between you and your rivals. British
The expression originated in the 1990s as a political slogan characterizing the ideological gap between the British Conservative party (whose traditional colour is blue) and its political opponents, which right-of-centre Conservatives wished to be as wide as possible.
See also: blue, clear, water
References in classic literature ?
The central and intertropical parts of the Atlantic swarm with Pteropoda, Crustacea, and Radiata, and with their devourers the flying- fish, and again with their devourers the bonitos and albicores; I presume that the numerous lower pelagic animals feed on the Infusoria, which are now known, from the researches of Ehrenberg, to abound in the open ocean: but on what, in the clear blue water, do these Infusoria subsist?
The win puts clear blue water between England and main title rivals France at the top of the table, but Les Bleus have the chance to peg England back when they take on Italy tonight.
Next was the sight of the fish swimming amidst a load of rubbish in crystal clear blue water.
Magnificent panoramic views of the ocean and wild beach, untouched nature, clear blue water, one of the best surfing and windsurfing of the world.
We saw clear blue water with more than 50 metre visibility, an incredible number of reef sharks and some of the biggest hump headed parrot fish and Maori wrasse I have ever seen.
KiLmARNoCK keeper Anssi Jaakkola prevented motherwell opening up some clear blue water between themselves and Celtic with a string of superb saves.
To keep nasty invasive species out of the clear blue water, the state prohibits private canoes and kayaks from paddling on the reservoir.
LLANDUDNO will aim to put clear blue water between themselves and next-placed Rhos Aelwyd in what could be a close encounter at Maesdu Park tonight.
Dream vacation: Beach, clear blue water, golf palm trees, tropical fruit
Its Ponte Vecchio-style bridge straddles the take, with built-in rooms offering views of clear blue water, rugged gray mountains, and harsh but beautiful desertscapes.
But this win creates clear blue water from the relegation zone after a third game unbeaten.
There is no clear blue water between the top handicaps and Pattern races.
Alan Heyvaert, a researcher at the University of California, Davis, has taken sediment and algae samples to discover that Tahoe's clear blue water probably became significantly murkier in the late 19th century after there was considerable logging in the area.
CARRICK Rangers boss Aaron Callaghan has urged his players to put further clear blue water between themselves and basement club Portadown.