give (one) the all-clear

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give (one) the all-clear

To signal or indicate to one that something has been resolved or that it is safe to proceed. After the police officer gave us the all-clear, we were able to continue down the road. Yeah, I had the flu, but I'll be back at work tomorrow—the doctor just gave me the all-clear.
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give (or get) the all-clear

indicate (or get a sign) that a dangerous situation is now safe.
In wartime a signal or siren is often sounded to indicate that a bombing raid is over.
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give somebody/get the all-ˈclear

give somebody/get a sign that a particular situation is no longer dangerous: She got the all-clear from the doctor and was sent home from the hospital.This idiom refers to the signal that is sounded in wartime when a bombing raid is over.
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Just to make certain he went to hospital to see the specialist and they gave him the all-clear," he added.
He has since been been discharged from the Royal Blackburn Hospital after scans gave him the all-clear. He is spending the weekend with his parents in Essex and is likely to be out of action for at least two weeks.
Bender has now been been discharged from the Royal Blackburn Hospital after scans gave him the all-clear. He is spending the weekend with his parents in Essex and is likely to be out of first-team action for at least two weeks.
But minutes before he went into theatre, a junior doctor realised a biopsy from last June gave him the all-clear.
O'Connor revealed an operation in November improved his situation and doctors gave him the all-clear.
His best friend took him to hospital and they gave him the all-clear. That night he had another attack which killed him."
The jockey was carried off the track on a stretcher wearing a neck-brace but a racecourse medic gave him the all-clear.
The baby's grandparents disembarked with Layton and took him to see a paediatrician in a local hospital, and paid pounds 130 for a certificate which gave him the all-clear.
The baby's grandparents took him to see a paediatrician and paid pounds 130 for a certificate which gave him the all-clear.
He was hurt in Tuesday's draw at Oxford and an initial x-ray gave him the all-clear.
Doctors gave him the all-clear and sent him home with a pack of painkillers.
Mr Gilbert, who employed Huntley in November 2001 after vetting checks by Cambridge Police gave him the all-clear, said he had come close to resigning when he realised he had not checked Huntley's references.
WALES may yet have to contend with Jonah Lomu at the World Cup after doctors gave him the all-clear to return to action despite his chronic kidney condition.
But the Magpies boss, aware of Speed's desire to spearhead Sparky's Wales revolution, yesterday gave him the all-clear to join up with the squad in Cardiff.
Trainer Paul Webber took the trouble to have his charge scoped and only gave him the all-clear to run when he was found to be clean.