the coast is clear

Definition of the coast is clear

  1. —used to mean that someone can go somewhere or do something without being caught or seen because no one is in the area OK, the coast is clear—you can come out now!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the land near a shore :  seashore

    :  border, frontier

    :  a hill or slope suited to coasting

  1. :  to move along or past the side of :  skirt

    :  to sail along the shore of

    :  to travel on land along a coast or along or past the side of something

  1. :  bright, luminous

    :  cloudless

    :  less than one-tenth covered

  1. :  in a clear manner

    :  all the way

  1. :  to make clear or translucent

    :  to free from pollution or cloudiness

    :  to free from accusation or blame :  exonerate, vindicate

  1. :  a clear space or part

    :  a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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