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Out of the Woods

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.”

Interesting fact about 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.

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