the all clear


: an indication that a situation is no longer dangerous
"How will we know when it's safe to leave?" "I'll give you the all clear by blowing a whistle."
Doctors have given her the all clear and she should be back at work next week.

Examples of the all clear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second test flight for SpaceX’s Starship rocket has now been given the all clear by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 15 Nov. 2023 Announcers told the players and spectators to get down and not get up until they were given the all clear, according to those in attendance at the game. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 15 Sep. 2023 But with La Liga giving Barca the green light from a financial perspective now that their accounts are in a healthier order, important names such as Ronald Araujo and Ilkay Gundogan have now been given the all clear to feature at the Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 Tomlinson’s concert was given the all clear roughly 30 minutes after the hail storm, but another severe weather warning was issued a half hour later. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 22 June 2023 But forecasters can’t sound the all clear yet: The SPC is maintaining a Level 3 risk for south Alabama and hasn’t removed the severe weather threat from the rest of the state, either. Leigh Morgan, al, 14 June 2023 Just before noon, the all clear was given and people were allowed to return to the area. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 13 June 2023 Unlike the air quality monitors in the Big Apple flashing red, though, there are other economic indicators that are signaling the all clear with blue skies ahead. WSJ, 7 June 2023 The chief returns to his command car, gets on the radio and gives the all clear. Seyward Darby, Longreads, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The all clear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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