all clear


Definition of all clear

: a signal that a danger has passed

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The others are sending an all clear, with jobless claims near multidecade lows, industrial production at a record high and aggregate hours—the combined amount of time Americans are spending on the job—growing steadily. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Recession Is Looming, or Not. Here’s How to Know," 25 Dec. 2018 Now that that's all cleared up, all that's left to do is start taking bets on what the royal baby-to-be's first name will be. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Here's Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Child Might Not Be a Prince or Princess," 15 Oct. 2018 From the driver’s seat, my path from dock to dumpster looks all clear. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "It's Not Just Human Drivers—Machines Have Blind Spots, Too," 21 Sep. 2018 Police have declared an all clear after about 100 people were evacuated in Northeast Kansas City Monday afternoon, following reports that an apartment may have been booby-trapped. Glenn E. Rice And Tony Rizzo, kansascity, "All clear given after Kansas City booby-trap scare prompts evacuations | The Kansas City Star," 7 May 2018 The military dimensions to the talks are not all clear but include annual military exercises that are expected to begin within weeks. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "Defense secretary says questions on meeting between U.S., North Korea should be handled by State Department," 11 Mar. 2018 Wife Amal rushed to his side but once he was given the all clear, the couple left the hospital together in a private car, per La Nuova. Dana Rose Falcone,, "George Clooney Was Wearing a Helmet During Scooter Accident in Italy That Left Him Bruised," 10 July 2018 The active shooter situation at UAB Highlands is over, and UAB Police have issued an all clear. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Gunman shoots 2, one fatally, at Birmingham hospital before shooting self, police say," 15 Mar. 2018 But manager Southgate has been more cautious before giving Henderson the all clear, admitting that injuries within the squad still need to be assessed before the semi final match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow., "England Midfielder Gives Fitness Update Ahead of World Cup Semi Final Against Croatia," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of all clear

1853, in the meaning defined above

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