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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Let the Government and the FA give us the green light and we will deliver a stadium of which the whole country can be proud.
The deal is more or less done with them and we simply need the IRB to give us the green light for another high-calibre autumn series for next year.
We have been aware of several expansion opportunities just waiting for this so that hopefully they too can give us the green light.
A senior officer said: "We are in a holding pattern at the moment until the politicians give us the green light.
We would like to bring five players to the Deva Stadium in the next few days, and all we are waiting for now is for the Football League to give us the green light.
For them to look the other way or to give us the green light privately and then to attack us publicly leaves us, it seems to me, at a very severe disadvantage and loss with the Pakistani people," said Levin.
If they give us the green light then we'll know it's fine, and we'll put our trust in them.
If and when they give us the green light, the Teamsters will be ready to take action on their behalf.
But I think it is suffice to say when the physios give us the green light, we won't hesitate to involve him again.
The City owner continued: "We would like to bring five players to the Deva Stadium in the next few days, and all we are waiting for now is for the Football League to give us the green light.
Robert Cacase called today to give us the green light, we communicated to him that we're ready to move ahead at full speed".
If we see a player we think is better than what we've got then I'm sure the chairman will give us the green light.
It got so bad that officers were screaming at their superiors to be allowed to use their baton rounds to push back the crowd but it's almost as though a certain number of us have to be hurt before they'll give us the green light.