out of the wood/woods

out of the wood/woods
out of the wood/woods
: in a position free from danger or difficulty

Her health is getting better but she's not out of the woods yet. [=she is still sick; there is still a chance that her condition could get much worse]

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Main Entry:wood

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  • be out of the wood — (not) be out of the wood/woods to continue having difficulties although a situation has improved. Financially, things are looking distinctly more hopeful, but we re not out of the woods yet …   New idioms dictionary

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  • not be out of the woods — (not) be out of the wood/woods to continue having difficulties although a situation has improved. Financially, things are looking distinctly more hopeful, but we re not out of the woods yet …   New idioms dictionary

  • be out of the woods — (not) be out of the wood/woods to continue having difficulties although a situation has improved. Financially, things are looking distinctly more hopeful, but we re not out of the woods yet …   New idioms dictionary

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