This week we are going to look at some common English idioms.
Out of the woods
Out of the woods means past a critical (very important or serious) stage. Out of the unknown. *We often use this idiom with “yet” at the end.
A: “How did Brian’s surgery go?” = How was his surgery? How is Brian now?
B: “It went well but he has to stay in the hospital for one more week to do more tests. He’s not out of the woods yet.”
“Financially my company is doing better than 3 months ago, but I’m not out of the woods yet. I have to upgrade my computer systems this month.”
|“I can hear some cars, so we’re close to the road, but we’re not out of the woods yet.
I’m still not sure exactly where we are.”