clear (one's) desk

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clear (one's) desk

To remove everything from one's desk. This phrase can be used both in schools (as an instruction before a test) and in workplaces (as an instruction to one who has been fired). All right, everyone, we're going to start the spelling test, so clear your desks. That underperforming employee was asked to clear his desk and leave the building.
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clear your desk

leave your job, especially having been dismissed.
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You know, when panic sets in the day before as we work until midnight to clear our desks. And then can't relax on the beach for worrying about what horrors have been unearthed in our absence.