get the green light

get the green light
give (someone/something) the green light - to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen.

As soon as we get the green light from the council we'll start building.

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  • green light — ☆ green light n. [in allusion to the green “go” signal of a traffic light] Informal permission or authorization to proceed with some undertaking, as a project to make a film from a proposed script: usually in give (or get) the green light …   English World dictionary

  • green light — noun 1. a signal to proceed • Syn: ↑go ahead • Derivationally related forms: ↑go ahead (for: ↑go ahead) • Hypernyms: ↑traffic light, ↑traff …   Useful english dictionary

  • green light — n. permission to continue 1) to give smb. the green light 2) to get the green light * * * [ permission to continue ] to give smb. the green light to get the green light …   Combinatory dictionary

  • green light — n. the signal to go ahead with something; the okay. (See also go ahead; high sign.) □ She gave the green light to the project. □ When we get the green light, we’ll start …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get\ the\ go-ahead — • get the go ahead • the green light v. phr. To receive the permission or signal to start or to proceed. We had to wait until we got the go ahead on our research project …   Словарь американских идиом

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