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