all systems go


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all systems (are) go

Everything is ready, so a certain task can proceed as planned. The phrase was popularized by the 1960s Space Race, as it was said before rockets were launched. I just checked with the boss, and all systems are go to make the announcement today. All systems go—you should be getting a call from them any minute now.
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it's all systems go

Things are happening at full capacity; everyone involved is very busy. It's going to be all systems go until we get this project out the door next week. We opened one year ago, and it has been all systems go since then.
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All systems (are) go.

Cliché Everything is ready. (Originally said when preparing to launch a rocket.) The rocket is ready to blast off—all systems are go. Tom: Are you guys ready to start playing? Bill: Sure, Tom, all systems go—
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all systems go

Everything is ready for proceeding, as in They've rented a hall and lined up the speakers, so it's all systems go for the rally. Originating in the late 1960s with reference to launching space missiles and vehicles, this expression has been transferred to general use.
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all systems go

everything functioning properly, ready to proceed.
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all systems ˈgo (for something)

(informal) used to say that everything is ready to begin something: The wind had dropped, the sun was shining and it was all systems go for the airshow.The campaign team are in place, so it’s all systems go!
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all systems go

Everything is ready for action. The term is relatively new, originating in the space launches of the 1960s, and became well known through widespread television coverage of these events. John Powers, the public information officer for the United States space program from 1959 to 1964, would announce, “All systems go. Everything is A-OK.” The phrase soon was extended to other endeavors.
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