Idiom of the Week – Week 49

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to be out of the woods”:  to be safe from danger or difficulty; noch nicht über den Berg sein; noch nicht aus dem Schneider sein

Example 1:  The fusion went rather well. We seem to be out of the woods.

Example 2:  We’re not quite out of the woods yet. We still have some important terms to negotiate.

In the news:  Business owners cautiously celebrate Macron reforms they hope will bring France out of the woods

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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