Gave the all-clear - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
give (one) the all-clear (redirected from gave the all-clear)
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.
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.
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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After the specialist gave the all-clear
after his own scan, Newcastle were informed.
The concourse was reopened when federal security officials gave the all-clear
The Football League gave the all-clear
for Morris to play.
ADVERTISING bosses gave the all-clear
yesterday to a cartoon cow which promotes beer with cheeky sex games.
But they gave the all-clear
for residents to leave their homes.
Two fire fighters quickly removed the blackened slice of bread from the toaster and gave the all-clear