the coast is clear

idiom

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

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“The coast is clear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20coast%20is%20clear. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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