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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Knowing that we wouldn't have to create our reports from scratch gave us the green light to migrate to Windows," said Rosko.
Nassar told The Daily Star last week that "FIBA gave us the green light to approve them in our next meeting of the general assembly on April 16.
Farmer elaborated, “…once the GC gave us the green light, everyone had to work around the floors.
I found this one, contacted the Guinness Book of Records who approved it and then we approached the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club and the EGF who gave us the green light.
Last Tuesday, Attorney General John Kroger agreed that it was appropriate and lawful, and gave us the green light to continue moving forward.
Within a week of viewing business plans and forecasts, the bank gave us the green light.
The 47-year-old said: "The doctors gave us the green light to take her home late yesterday afternoon.
We have launched Benzoy only after they gave us the green light that it was working properly.
Both gave us the green light and we proceeded accordingly.
Then suddenly, as if by magic, all the economic indicators gave us the green light again.
So Paul and I went back to the owner of the club, Wyn Holloway, and he gave us the green light.
recently gave us the green light to develop products in the seasonal business, including heaters, humidifiers, fans and air cleaners," said Friedson.
Our customer gave us the green light to proceed with manufacturing, integrating and testing after thoroughly reviewing our designs, technical approach, schedule and hardware demonstration.
I sought the opinions of two vets and they both told me that they'd never seen the injury heal so well and gave us the green light to race him.
I remember once at Millwall our manager John Docherty gave us the green light on New Year's Eve to go out and get drunk even though we were playing the following day.