be out of the woods


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.


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  • Out of the woods — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of the woods — See: CROW BEFORE ONE IS OUT OF THE WOODS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of the woods — See: CROW BEFORE ONE IS OUT OF THE WOODS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • out of the woods — If you are out of the woods, you have emerged safely from a dangerous situation, though the idiom is often used in the negative …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • out of the woods — out of difficulty, not in danger any more    Pedro survived the heart surgery, but he s not out of the woods yet …   English idioms

  • out of the woods — out of danger, in the clear His injury was very serious and I don t think he is out of the woods yet …   Idioms and examples

  • out of the woods — ► out of the woods out of danger or difficulty. Main Entry: ↑wood …   English terms dictionary

  • out of the woods — mod. freed from a previous state of uncertainty or danger; no longer critical. □ As soon as her temperature is down, she’ll be out of the woods. □ We’re out of the woods now, and things aren’t so chancy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • out of the woods — adjective Out of peril; likely to recover or prevail over trouble; finished with the worst or most threatening part of a problem or illness. The patient is feeling a little better, but shes not out of the woods yet …   Wiktionary