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English definition of “be in the clear”

be in the clear

to not be guilty of a crime: The police breathalysed Andy last night, but he was in the clear.Innocent C2 to have no problems after being in a difficult situation: The X-rays showed that she's in the clear.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of be in the clear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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