green light

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green light

n.
1. The green-colored light that signals traffic to proceed.
2. Informal Permission to proceed.

green light

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a signal to go, esp a green traffic light
2. permission to proceed with a project
vb (tr) , -lights, -lighting or -lighted
to permit (a project, etc) to proceed

green′ light′


n.
1. a green-colored traffic light used to signal permission to proceed.
2. authorization or permission to proceed with an action or project.
[1935–40]

green′-light′


v.t. -light•ed or -lit, -light•ing.
to give permission to proceed or authorization to (a project or person).
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green light - a signal to proceedgreen light - a signal to proceed      
traffic light, traffic signal, stoplight - a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections
2.green light - permission to proceed with a project or to take action; "the gave the green light for construction to begin"
permission - approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"

green light

noun authorization, sanction, approval, go-ahead (informal), blessing, permission, confirmation, clearance, imprimatur, O.K. or okay (informal) The project was given the green light in the Chancellor's autumn budget.
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green light

n to give sb/sth the green lightdare il via libera a qn/qc