give the green light

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give somebody/something the green light

also give the green light to somebody/something
to give permission for something to happen She's waiting for her doctor to give her the green light to play in Saturday's game.
Usage notes: also used in the form give a green light: The House of Representatives gave a green light to oil exploration off the East Coast.
See also: give, green, light

give somebody/something the green light

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen (often + to do sth) They've just been given the green light to build two new supermarkets in the region. (often + to ) The local prefect has given the green light to the dam at Serre de la Fare.
See also: give, green, light
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JAMES FANSHAWE is looking for history to repeat itself with his filly Soviet Song after he gave her the green light to run in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot's Festival of Racing on September 27, writes Neil Morrice.
But an MRI scan in Melbourne yesterday gave her the green light to get back in training.
Robin Schyman once thought her petite figure gave her the green light to eat whatever she wanted, including chocolate - daily.