give (someone) the go-ahead

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give (someone) the go-ahead

To grant someone permission to proceed with some action or task. We're just waiting for our manager to give us the go-ahead before we release the latest software update. Once she gives the go-ahead, I'll transfer your funds into the new account.
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Residents in Oxshott, Surrey, had objected to the move, but council chiefs gave him the go-ahead.
ZIMBABWE moved closer to total collapse yesterday when President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party gave him the go-ahead to form a government in the next week - with or without the opposition.
Alun had already booked the flights for the trip with girlfriend Carla Green, 20, after local bosses at Cardigan gave him the go-ahead.
Chairman Mr Gladwin, 66, had a heart bypass four years ago and was delighted when his GP gave him the go-ahead to join.
It's fantastic news, I can't wait,' said McEwen after Peterborough Phantoms gave him the go-ahead to play for Cardiff.
Team doctors gave him the go-ahead after a CAT scan revealed there was no further damage to his right shin.
Messi's Barcelona side only gave him the go-ahead for his Games appearance hours before kick-off.
After Yeltsin gave him the go-ahead to form a new Cabinet, Chernomyrdin asserted his authority and declared that he would not give up any of his powers to Lebed.
The Ashes winning captain had a fitness test behind closed doors at Edgbaston yesterday before coach Duncan Fletcher gave him the go-ahead.
And judges gave him the go-ahead to challenge the ruling in the House of Lords.
Graham gave him the go-ahead and told him the 31-year old was available at around pounds 1million.