all clear

noun

Definition of all clear

: a signal that a danger has passed

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The principal sent a second email after police gave the all clear. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Secure campus’ lifted at school in Rancho Peñasquitos," 27 Aug. 2019 He was told he could not enter the track until the all clear was given after renovation. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! What’s missing from the L.A. Times?," 5 Aug. 2019 Even with the all clear from Dybala - which there isn't, at this stage - transfers of this size are impossible to be done overnight and Tottenham will be forced to negotiate every imaginable clause, image rights dispute and agent fee. SI.com, "Tottenham 'Reach Agreement' With Juventus Over Paulo Dybala as Club Await Player's Decision," 6 Aug. 2019 Areas of Oakland Park given the all clear include the neighborhoods bordered by Interstate 95 on the west, Andrews Avenue on the east, Northwest 38th Street on the north, and Oakland Park Boulevard to the south. Laurel Weibezahn, sun-sentinel.com, "All boil-water notices lifted after Fort Lauderdale water main break," 23 July 2019 Shoppers said the mall was evacuated, but some shoppers and workers remained barricaded inside until authorities could reach them and give them the all clear. Jaclyn Cosgrove, latimes.com, "Police swarm Del Amo mall in Torrance after gunman opens fire; 1 person is wounded," 3 June 2019 The American labor market rebounded in June after a lull in May, but that doesn’t mean the economy or the Federal Reserve get an all clear. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Jobs and the Federal Reserve," 5 July 2019 Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in Silicon Valley has been given the all clear after fears of a sarin exposure yesterday led to the evacuation of several buildings. James Vincent, The Verge, "Facebook’s Silicon Valley campus given all clear after suspected sarin exposure," 2 July 2019 We were given the all clear but many passengers didn’t re-board. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "I Was a Flight Attendant During the Golden Age of Travel," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of all clear

1853, in the meaning defined above

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