give the green light

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 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 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 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… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

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  • give smb the green light — give permission to go ahead with a project He has been given the green light to begin work on the new housing plan …   Idioms and examples

  • 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

  • green light — Ⅰ. green light UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► permission to start doing something: the green light for sth »They finally got the green light for their project. the green light to do sth »The Commission gave us the green light to start… …   Financial and business terms

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