I love analyzing my native language, American English, and helping non-native speakers make sense of it. I've been doing this for fun with friends who speak English as a second language for nearly 30 years. I would like to first thank A.D., C.F. and E.A., and now P.G., for inspiring me to finally write this stuff down!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The coast is clear
'The coast is clear' means that whoever you were hiding from is now gone.
-Has he gone yet?
-Yes! The coast is clear!