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green light

1. verb To permit someone or something to proceed. Likened to the green light of a traffic signal. Do you think the production company will green light our film?
2. noun Permission to proceed with some action or task. We're just waiting to get the green light from our managers before we release the latest software update.
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green light

permission to go ahead with a project.
The green light referred to is the traffic signal indicating that traffic is free to move forward. Red and green lights were in use from the late 19th century in railway signals, but this figurative use of green light appears to date from the mid 20th century.
1997 New Scientist Zemin even got the green light to buy nuclear power plants.
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green light

n. the signal to go ahead with something; the okay. (see also go-ahead, high sign.) When we get the green light, we’ll start.
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When the sedan cleared her path, Williams began moving forward in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia but that put her in the path of the Barsons, who now had the green light.
The 21-year-old French forward (above) last night posted a tongue in cheek picture of green traffic lights on his Instagram social media site and said: "Once you see the green light.
The 21-year-old Frenchman last night posted a picture of green traffic lights on Instagram and said: "Once you see the green light then you can go.
Wala naman akong green light, sabi lang ng teammates ko pag libre tira lang (I don't have the green light, but my teammates always tell me to take the shot as long as I'm open),' said Ferrer.
Green Light New York's recent study, "Let There Be Daylight," states that at least 114 million square feet of New York City office space could easily adopt daylighting controls and achieve annual electric peak demand reduction of up to 160 megawatts and electricity savings of 34G gigawatt hours.
The duration of the green light on any direction differs in the time cycle for traffic signals and also differs from one location to another.
I activated the emergency gear handle and pulled the fuses but no green light indications appeared.
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SO First Minister Carwyn Jones suggests "the potential benefits of a green light for Wylfa B will be substantial"; and today's headline says: "a huge boost for our economy"
BIRMINGHAM'S largest branch of Lloyds Bank has been given the green light to move to bigger premises in the city centre.