The phrase ‘Out of the Woods’ is used to describe clear of danger or difficulty.
Example of Use: “Joe was sick two weeks ago and we were very worried, but now it looks like he is out of the woods.”
Being lost in the woods is a terrifying experience today, just as it was centuries ago, where the origin of the idiom 'out of the woods' can be found. Abigail Adams used it in a November, 1800 letter found in Papers of Benjamin Franklin. A later instance of the term is found in Charles Kingsley’s 1886 novel Hereward the Wake.