to get clear of

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - get clear of

"to get clear of"

to get out of a situation;

to free from connection


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - get clear of

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How's it going with your girlfriend.

Friend 2:  Not so well.  Being in the middle of a messy divorce does not help a new relationship along.

Friend 1:  When will your divorce come through?

Friend 2:  I hope to get clear of it all by the end of the year.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - get clear of

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  When do you suppose we can go ahead and start selling our new product again?

Colleague 2:  We need to get the patent case settled in court before the injunction will be lifted.

Colleague 1:  And when do you think we will get clear of the injunction?

Colleague 2:  That's hard to say. It could drag on for a while.

to get clear of - Usage:


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to get clear of - Gerund Form:

Getting clear of a stalker can be very difficult.

to get clear of - Examples:

1)  Sometimes, though, it takes longer to get clear of drugs than it does to begin methadone treatment.

2)  about how close to the Cape they dared to sail in their hurry to get clear of the coast, into open water and "free air".

3)  the IRS. Based on others reports it may take a long time to get clear of the FBAR mess.

4)  Bickford fuses, despite knowing that this would not give them enough time to get clear of the plant before the explosion.

5)  For Syme thirsted first and last to get clear of the whole poisonous atmosphere, if only for an hour. 

6)  ... planning to do it in October because that's the only time I can get clear of all my other commitments.

7)  ... at this moment in time, missing very important things in his zeal to get clear of the mountains.

8)  ... having let down the boat into the sea, made a shift to get clear of the ship and the rock. We rowed, ...

9)  Many lines get snagged and they don't easily get clear of whatever they are caught on.

10)  preparation for the coming month of Ramadan, using the days that remain to get clear of sins and repent those committed in the past.

11)  Most Americans if they can get clear of certain European errors, are radical libertarians under the skin.

12)  Avoid parking under or on bridges or overpasses. Try to get clear of trees, light posts, signs and power lines.

13)  ... first concern was to avoid the other aircraft in the formation, and to get clear of the other planes in case we had to bail out.

14)  If you are going to help someone get clear of drugs, you must be willing to go drug free as well.

15)  Heera Singh made a wild spring into the water to get clear of the falling stone, ...

16)  ... capable of about five or six knots, so it seemed ages before we got clear of the harbour, ...

17)  Some of those who escaped were natives of Cork City and got clear of there before daylight, but others in the last few batches were recaptured later ...

18)  ... to stop the enemy a while from coming over, till the infantry got clear of the river.

19)  Behind them World bronze medalist Kelly-Ann Baptiste got clear of Veronica Campbell-Brown by 0.06sec to capture third position in 10.93.

20)  ... he made a violent spring and so got clear of the farmer.