go ahead

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Go ahead.

Please do it.; You have my permission and encouragement to do it. Alice: I'm leaving. John: Go ahead. See if I care. Jane: Can I put this one in the refrigerator? Sue: Sure. Go ahead.
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go ahead

(of someone or something) to get in front of and proceed someone or something. Please let me go ahead of you. The car carrying the parade marshall went ahead of the others.
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go ahead

 (with something)
1. to continue with something; to continue with plans to do something. Can we go ahead with our party plans? Let's go ahead with it.
2. to carry something ahead. Please go ahead with the baggage. I will meet you at the ticket counter. Will you please go ahead with the cake? I will bring the ice cream in a minute.
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go ahead

1. Move forward rapidly or act without restraint; also, continue something. For example, If you want to borrow the tractor, go ahead. This expression is often put as go ahead with, as in Are you going ahead with the house party? The term dates from the mid-1600s and gave rise to give the go-ahead, meaning "give permission to move or act in some way."
2. go ahead of. Make one's way to the front of, as in They went ahead of me to see the purser. [Mid-1700s]
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go ahead

v.
1. To move forward in front of someone or something: We moved to the right lane to let the faster cars go ahead of us. I went ahead to find seats while my friends bought popcorn.
2. To continue despite a concern or hesitation: The game will go ahead as scheduled even if it rains. If you want to take an apple, go ahead.
3. To begin, especially after waiting or planning. Often used in conjunction with another verb: I have to work late tonight—go ahead and eat without me.
4. go ahead of To perform an action before someone else: Whenever we play chess, my sister always goes ahead of me.
5. go ahead with To continue doing something, especially after a delay or despite a concern: The students went ahead with the prank despite the principal's warnings.
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Members of Durham County Council will be asked to give the go-ahead to seek feedback on more detailed options for the future of governance arrangements in the two areas.
Now Kirklees Council's licensing committee are expected to give the go-ahead to adverts - which could see whole vehicles emblazoned with shop or restaurant names.
THE Government will today give the go-ahead for a new generation of nuclear power stations, sparking a fresh row about cost and safety and risking fresh legal action from environmental campaigners.
A NEW-GENERATION nuclear power station for Hartlepool moves up the agenda today as Gordon Brown's Cabinet meets to discuss the Government's controversial decision on whether to give the go-ahead for a UK building programme.
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Assuming the explosion went as expected, engineers at the Nevada site would give the go-ahead for full-scale production of the bombs at Pantex.
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Michael Stephen, chairman of Severnside project, was speaking to The Western Mail yesterday, after a number of reports speculated that the Government has decided to give the go-ahead for additional runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead.
How can Defence Ministers give the go-ahead for a pounds 70m investment in a world-class aviation repair facility and then preside over a secret review that threatens 3,000 Welshjobs?
The Ventura County Planning Commission voted unanimously to give the go-ahead for the Museum of Presidential Travel, which will house Air Force One and Marine One at the Simi Valley location.
But First Minister Donald Dewar is expected to give the go-ahead.
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Belton is hoping that after Galileo completes its primary mission 17 months from now, the space agency will give the go-ahead for one last hurrah.