all clear


Definition of all clear 

: a signal that a danger has passed

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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 Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is believed to have been given the all clear to leave Anfield this summer, with Fenerbahce a potential new home., "Georginio Wijnaldum Eyeing Liverpool Exit Amid Reports of Reunion With Former Manager at Fenerbahce," 11 July 2018 An Australian doctor, who is part of Sunday's rescue mission, checked the health of the boys last night and gave the all clear for the rescue to proceed, Narongsak said. Tassanee Vejpongsa And Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Houston Chronicle, "4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside," 9 July 2018 About 4,900 participants were re-routed to City College for about 30 minutes until race officials received the all clear from police. Lyndsay Winkley,, "Woman arrested in active shooter incident has decades-long criminal history," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of all clear

1853, in the meaning defined above

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