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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"We conduct placement tests to ensure those selected meet the needs of companies that give us the go-ahead to train Bahrainis with physical disabilities for front office jobs," said scheme manager Malak Al Haddad.
'The ministry and the Strategic Food Reserve are not comfortable to give us the go-ahead to release the maize,' Sang said.
GeoffWorld "Being a massive football fan - Boro, of course - I was keen to persuade Sir Geoff to give us the go-ahead to advertise his plate with us.
"Eventually we had to go down the surgery route and whenever the medical team give us the go-ahead, he'll come back into the fold.
The Ume River's basin was churning and heaving like the devil's washing machine that day, so the "inspection" was a cursory affair, the Nyaminyami Councillors only too glad to give us the go-ahead to build between "that baobab there, and the one over there, going back inland for 500 metres".
Clerk of the course Roderick Duncan said: "We have an inspection on December 20 by the British Horsracing Authority course inspectorate when we are hoping they will give us the go-ahead to stage both fixtures.
He is definitely someone we have our eyes on and it's up to him now to give us the go-ahead."
Only after that did the state government give us the go-ahead."
"Robert Holmes came in with the cheapest price and just before Christmas Stephen Gould, head at EPIP, rang to give us the go-ahead for the manufacture of nine high quality 'green oak' benches.
"If the council now give us the go-ahead we can get the renovation work done and be in a position to reopen by September.
So we are hoping that Jeff will give us the go-ahead to stage it again."
As far as I am concerned, if our government give us the go-ahead, then it's fine to go to Iran.'
The association did not give us the go-ahead to pursue this until early April.