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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The Geordie pals say they'd love to chat to them on TV if the couple gave them the go-ahead.
Plans to build new surgeries and health centres were announced in April but yesterday health chiefs gave them the go-ahead paving the way for:
Members of an operatic society are singing for joy after a pounds 450 grant gave them the go-ahead to stage their latest production.
A VICAR has branded gay weddings sinful and immoral and slammed council chiefs who gave them the go-ahead.
Their firm - pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme of Cramlington - gave them the go-ahead to set up the stunt on site as part of its annual fundraising drive.