get the all-clear

get the all-clear

1. If you get the all-clear from someone in authority, they give you permission to do something, usually after a problem has been sorted out. We can't make a move on this until we've got the all-clear from the boss. Note: You can also say that someone gives you the all-clear. Finally, work was under way, but there were constant scares because the government still hadn't given it the all-clear.
2. If you get the all-clear from a doctor, the doctor tells you that you are healthy. Yesterday, I had my check-up and I got the all-clear. Note: You can also say that someone gives you the all-clear. A month ago she was given the all-clear. They can't even find the bruise where the tumour was.
See also: get