get the all-clear

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get the all-clear

To get a signal or indication that something has been resolved or that it is safe to proceed. After we got the all-clear from the police officer, we were able to continue down the road. Yeah, I had the flu but I'll be back at work tomorrow—I just got the all-clear from the doctor.
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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

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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Luckily, Mackenzie gets the all-clear, but the mood sours when Angus announces that he can't stand by and watch Bob raise his son.
But the 27-year-old could also headline his own show in the autumn, provided Steve Wood gets the all-clear.
If she gets the all-clear then her reluctance to venture further afield is likely to be a result of being fearful of "something".
Billie gets the all-clear His condition eventually improves, But Nate warns his loved ones that his leg might need to be amputated.
Cyprus aims to see bond purchases of about e1/4500 mln from the ECB's QU programme, but cannot participate in the scheme until it gets the all-clear from the fifth programme review, probably in April.
NEW Down boss Jim McCorry says Marty Clarke will return to the Mourne squad as soon as he gets the all-clear from medical staff.
If he gets the all-clear, your vet will be able to advise you about how to discourage him.
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes heroine could take in the Dubai Sheema Classic in March before heading to the breeding shed, if she gets the all-clear when all horses in the Cologne training centre are retested for equine infectious anaemia in the first week of January.
John O'Shea is favourite to partner Chris Smalling in the heart of defence if neither Ferdinand nor Evans gets the all-clear, with Rafael replacing the Irishman at right-back.
And with so much of Wales' game plan based around his power at inside-centre, Gatland will be praying Roberts gets the all-clear as soon as possible.
He is due to see a specialist and provided he gets the all-clear, he hopes to be back training on February 1.
As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Echo, Sinclair will sign a one-year deal at Ninian Park, assuming he gets the all-clear from all his physical testing.
If he gets the all-clear then he'll join Padraic Davis and David Blessington in returning for the surprise packets of 2006.
Ring-rusty Nomads are crossing their fingers their Deeside Stadium ground gets the all-clear for tonight's game, but if it's another thumbs down the clubs will try again tomorrow, writes Mike McEvoy.
At least it's good news for Diane when she gets the all-clear from her cancer.