Fun Phrase Friday: Out Of The Woods

Happy Friday!

This weeks fun phrase is ” Out of the woods”

Meaning: Clear of danger or difficulty.

History: In England it is ” out of the wood,” which is the form in use 200 years ago when Mme. D’Arblay ( Frances Burney ) wrote, in her diary and letters (1792): ” Mr. Windham says we are not yet out of the wood, though we can see a path through it. ” The developing image can be seen in an earlier remark by Henry More in one of his religious tracts (1664):” This wood is so wide , that I may easily lose my self in it then get through it.”

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