ˌall-ˈclear, the

noun [singular]
1) a statement from a doctor that someone is well again
2) a signal or statement that a period of danger has ended

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  • all clear, the — noun a signal or announcement that tells people that a period of danger has ended: The bomb had been safely disarmed and the all clear was given. a. if someone who has been sick or injured is given the all clear, doctors tell them that they are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • all clear — n all clear the all clear a) official permission to begin doing something give (sb)/get the all clear ▪ We ve got the all clear for the new project. b) a signal such as a loud whistle that tells you that a dangerous situation has ended …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all clear — noun the all clear a) official permission to begin doing something: We ve got the all clear from the board for the new project. b) a signal such as a loud whistle that tells you that a dangerous situation has ended: give/sound the all clear: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Clear the Air (Hong Kong) — Clear the Air Type Non governmental organization Industry Environmentalism Founded 10 December 1997 Headquarters Hong Kong Website …   Wikipedia

  • the all clear — a signal telling you 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 [=have told her that she is healthy] and she should …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear the decks — {v. phr.} To put everything in readiness for a major activity; to eliminate unessentials. * /The governor urged the State Assembly to clear the decks of all but the most pressing issues to vote on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clear the decks — {v. phr.} To put everything in readiness for a major activity; to eliminate unessentials. * /The governor urged the State Assembly to clear the decks of all but the most pressing issues to vote on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all-clear — allˈ clearˈ noun A signal that the reason for sheltering, or (figurative) for inactivity, is past • • • Main Entry: ↑all …   Useful english dictionary

  • all clear — all′ clear′ n. the signal that a danger is over • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • all clear — 1) N SING: the N The all clear is a signal that a dangerous situation, for example an air raid, has ended. The all clear was sounded about 10 minutes after the alert was given. CONVENTION All clear is also a convention. All clear, Misha growled.… …   English dictionary


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