Meaning of “be in the clear” in the English Dictionary

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"be in the clear" in British English

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be in the clear

to not be guilty of a crime:

The police breathalysed Andy last night, but he was in the clear.

C2 to have no problems after being in a difficult situation:

The X-rays showed that she's in the clear.

(Definition of “be in the clear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)