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make the light

To proceed through an intersection when the traffic light is still green or yellow, as opposed to having to stop and wait for it to turn green. Whoa, how did you get here so fast? You must have made all the lights. Hey, pull over—Carly's following us to the party, and she didn't make the light.
See also: light, make
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