be in the clear

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be in the clear

To be deemed innocent or to avoid blame for some crime or misdeed. No one saw us take the money from the cash register, so we're totally in the clear! The jury deliberated and determined that my client was in the clear.
See also: clear

be in the clear

to not be guilty of a crime, or not be responsible for a mistake Video evidence proved that the boys were in the clear.
See also: clear