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English definition of “be out of the woods”

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be out of the woods

informal
to no longer be in danger or difficulty: The club has been given funding for another year, but it's not out of the woods yet.
Translations of “be out of the woods”
in Chinese (Traditional) 脫離險境(或困境)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脱离险境(或困境)…
(Definition of be out of the woods from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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