"Me and Jake? Don't worry I'm a lesbian. You have [...]."

(Meaning she's not going to get in the way).

I can only thing of having a clear track. Not sure if it's common, though, since I'm not a native English speaker.

  • Why not just say, "Me and Jake? Don't worry; I'm a lesbian. I won't get in your way."?
    – Roger
    Oct 14, 2014 at 14:51
  • "a clear shot". Oct 14, 2014 at 21:51

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Right of way, as in “You've got the right of way”, may work. From en.wiktionary, right of way has a sense “The right to proceed first in traffic”. Such a sentence may be used figuratively to tell someone to go ahead.

Also consider the phrase clear sailing. From idioms.thefreedictionary.com, clear sailing means “a situation where progress is made without any difficulty”. Your example sentence might be recast as “Don't worry, I'm a lesbian. You'll have clear sailing”.

  • Why 'you'll have...' and not 'you have...'
    – janoChen
    Oct 14, 2014 at 4:20
  • In this context, “You’ll have...” is slightly less presumptuous than “You have...”. The first of these is like “If you go ahead, you’ll have...”, and the other like “You're going ahead. You do have...”. Oct 14, 2014 at 18:08

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