give (someone) the green light

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give (someone) the green light

To grant someone permission to proceed with some action or task. Likened to the green light of a traffic signal. We're just waiting our manager to give us the green light before we release the latest software update.
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JAMES FANSHAWE is looking for history to repeat itself with his filly Soviet Song after he gave her the green light to run in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot's Festival of Racing on September 27, writes Neil Morrice.
But an MRI scan in Melbourne yesterday gave her the green light to get back in training.
Robin Schyman once thought her petite figure gave her the green light to eat whatever she wanted, including chocolate - daily.