all clear


Definition of all clear

: a signal that a danger has passed

Examples of all clear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their fears were confirmed when in 2019 the boys were diagnosed with the same genetic disorder; their other son Leo, now nine, was given the all clear. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 12 Sep. 2022 The school was placed on lockdown but was given the all clear at 4:28 p.m., according to the Des Moines Public Schools. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 7 Mar. 2022 The school was on lockdown for about three hours before police gave the all clear, WABC reported. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 24 May 2022 Classes, which normally begin at 8:50 a.m., would resume once Citizens Energy gives the all clear, school officials said. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 23 May 2022 Officials gave the all clear shortly before 5 p.m. after investigators from the Louisville Metro Police Department's Bomb Detection Unit swept the scene. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2022 Vaccination, the Hameeds said, is now in their future just as soon as doctors give the all clear. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2022 That's why investors shouldn't assume that Netflix's problems are bad for the rest of the tech sector, or that Tesla's good news gives traders the all clear sign to buy every surging stock in sight. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 24 Apr. 2022 East High School was given the all clear around 4:28 p.m on Monday. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of all clear

1853, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2022

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“All clear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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