not out of the wood
not out of the woods
Despite improvement, not yet completely free from difficulties or danger. Often said in reference to someone's health or financial situation. Her surgery went as well as we could have hoped, but she's not out of the woods yet. We've restructured the organization to help eliminate unnecessary costs, but we're still not out of the woods.
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not out of the ˈwood(s)(informal) not yet free from dangers or difficulties: Our sales figures look much better this month, but we’re not out of the woods yet.
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