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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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He went on to describe a gold-embossed manuscript and recorded instructions given to the cast after getting the all-clear from security.
A MUM has scooped a PS1million on the lottery just months after getting the all-clear from cancer.
The Spaniard made his way back to Newcastle on Monday morning after getting the all-clear from his doctor and the blessing of his family and trusted aides.
TOM Fell could make his first senior appearance for Worcestershire since getting the all-clear in his cancer battle after being named in a 12-man squad for the Specsavers County Championship clash with Derbyshire.
It's a case of getting the all-clear and making a return now.
DANIEL Ayala doesn't feel ready to return to action despite getting the all-clear from the club's medical department, says Aitor Karanka.
Sierra Leone table tennis player Samuel Morris, 34, was tested for Ebola last week before getting the all-clear.
The 25-year-old frontline talisman is working with Town's physio team in the hope of getting the all-clear to join manager Mark Robins' full squad next Monday.
The star - who is married to psychologist Pamela Stephenson, 64, and has five children from his two marriages - also had prostate cancer surgery before getting the all-clear in December.
CARDIFF Blues club captain Matthew Rees has spoken of a "massive weight" being lifted - after getting the all-clear following testicular cancer treatment.
On a personal note, and I'm sure all Blues would agree, the highlight was Kevin Sheedy getting the all-clear from bowel cancer and then on a wider scale the breakthrough in the Hillsborough fight for justice.
When the call was made from West Ham to inform Liverpool executives Carroll was injured again and getting the all-clear for him to remain at Upton Park for treatment were they also told that the first step in his rehabilitation would be on to a plane to Ireland for a drink-up on the streets of one of Europe's liveliest party cities?
After getting the all-clear from member states meeting in the Management Committee, on 26 May, the European Commission will be opening a new zero-duty import quota of 200,000 tonnes of raw or refined sugar from any country of origin.
He had an injection into the troublesome joint and will see a specialist on Wednesday in the hope of getting the all-clear to face Northamptonshire at Edgbaston in the T20 opener on Thursday.
It is understood the translating of medical reports to English may have contributed in delaying getting the all-clear to travel.
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