all clear

noun

Definition of all clear

: a signal that a danger has passed

Examples of all clear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cava hopes that an all clear will be issued quickly after the building comes down, but Tropical Storm Elsa may force another work stoppage. NBC News, 4 July 2021 Media received the all clear to re-enter around 5:15 p.m., according to a tweet from an on-site reporter. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 June 2021 Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Mar. 2021 Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Mar. 2021 Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Mar. 2021 That also means a series of major jury trials — which the court will only hold in person — that have already been delayed a year will be on hold for a while longer until public health officials give the all clear, Carroll said. Zach Murdock, courant.com, 12 Apr. 2021 Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Mar. 2021 Whew, now here’s some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 29 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of all clear

1853, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2021

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“All clear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20clear. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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