be (not) out of the woods(redirected from are out of the woods)
be (not) out of the woods
To have endured a difficult, unpleasant, or uncertain situation. This phrase is used in the negative when a situation has improved but is not entirely resolved. For a while, it looked like our school was going to have to close, but thanks to an anonymous donor, we're out of the woods now. These blood test results are a good sign, but you're not out of the woods just yet.
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- if I was/were in your place
- if I were in your place
- a bitter pill to swallow
- bitter pill to swallow
- take (something) by the throat
- reality of the situation
- if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen
- get down to the facts
- if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
- if you can't stand the heat, keep out of the kitchen