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"the coast is clear" in British English

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the coast is clear

it is safe to do something or go somewhere because no one is watching or listening who would prevent you or catch you: You can come out now, the coast is clear.
(Definition of the coast is clear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the coast is clear" in American English

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the coast is clear

someone can safely do something without being seen or noticed: My brother went to see if the coast was clear, and we snuck out of our bedroom.
(Definition of the coast is clear from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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