out of the wood/woods

Definition of out of the wood/woods

  1. :  in a position free from danger or difficulty Her health is getting better but she's not out of the woods yet.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. :  violently mad

  1. :  woodland

    :  the hard fibrous substance consisting basically of xylem that makes up the greater part of the stems, branches, and roots of trees or shrubs beneath the bark and is found to a limited extent in herbaceous plants

    :  wood suitable or prepared for some use (such as burning or building)

  1. :  wooden

    :  suitable for cutting or working with wood

    :  living, growing, or existing in woods

  1. :  to gather or take on wood

    :  to cover with a growth of trees or plant with trees

Seen and Heard

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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