Coast is clear

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  1. Trevor Simmons:

    While I find this informative, I wholeheartedly disagree with the final conclusion. The phrase used in Spanish to mean “the coast is clear” is “no hay Moros en la costa”. This means “there are no Moors on the coast”. Looking back to the time when the Moors took control of Spain, this clearly refers to the nautical meaning of coast. It is even likely that this phrase may have grown from this specific period of time, being used by the Spanish to determine whether or not they could land on shore safely.

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