the coast is clear


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Related to the coast is clear: give a shot, be damned, not a chance

the coast is clear

It is safe to proceed, typically because no one is present or nearby who may interfere. I don't see the security guard, so go ahead—the coast is clear.
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the coast is clear

1. there is no danger of being seen We had to wait until the coast was clear to slip out of the building, which was being watched.
2. there is no danger of anything more happening, esp. trouble Now that the killer has been arrested, the coast is clear and people can go out without fear.
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the coast is clear

if the coast is clear, you can do something or go somewhere because there is no one near who might see or hear you You can come out now, the coast is clear. I waited outside the house until the coast was clear, then softly tapped on the window.
See also: clear, coast