give something the green light

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

They've just been given the green light to build two new supermarkets in the region.

(often + to do something)

The local prefect has given the green light to the dam at Serre de la Fare.

(often + to)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • give something the green light — give something/someone/the green light phrase to give official approval for something to be done The project has finally been given the green light. Thesaurus: to express or give approvalsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone the green light — give (someone/something) the green light to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen. They ve just been given the green light to build two new supermarkets in the region. (often + to do something) The local prefect… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone the green light — give something/someone/the green light phrase to give official approval for something to be done The project has finally been given the green light. Thesaurus: to express or give approvalsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • give sth the green light — give sth a/the green light ► to give someone permission to do something: »Contractors were given a green light to install the infrastructure for the industrial park. Main Entry: ↑light …   Financial and business terms

  • give the green light — give (someone/something) the green light to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen. They ve just been given the green light to build two new supermarkets in the region. (often + to do something) The local prefect… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give sth a green light — give sth a/the green light ► to give someone permission to do something: »Contractors were given a green light to install the infrastructure for the industrial park. Main Entry: ↑light …   Financial and business terms

  • give sth a/the green light — ► to give someone permission to do something: »Contractors were given a green light to install the infrastructure for the industrial park. Main Entry: ↑light …   Financial and business terms

  • 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. (often + from) …   New idioms 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

  • give someone the nod — 1 the winger was given the nod: SELECT, choose, pick, go for; Brit. cap. 2 the Lords will give the treaty the nod: APPROVE, agree to, sanction, ratify, endorse, rubber stamp; …   Useful english dictionary

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