give (someone) the go-ahead

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give (someone) the go-ahead

To grant someone permission to proceed with some action or task. We're just waiting for our manager to give us the go-ahead before we release the latest software update. Once she gives the go-ahead, I'll transfer your funds into the new account.
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INTREPID River Tees canoeists were awaiting an expert long-range weather forecast which would give them the go-ahead for an arduous 100 mile North Sea crossing in June 1986.
HAVING championed Caley Thistle's case to play their home games in Inverness this season I was delighted to see the SPL finally give them the go-ahead.
Police will questioning him after doctors give them the go-ahead.