in the clear


1

Free from danger or suspicion of wrongdoing, as in The evidence showed that the suspect was actually in the clear. [1920s]

2

Having enough money to make a profit, as in When they added up the box-office returns, they found they were several thousand dollars in the clear. [Slang; 1920s]

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