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.
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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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