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go-ahead

[goh-uh-hed] /ˈgoʊ əˌhɛd/
noun
1.
permission or a signal to proceed:
They got the go-ahead on the construction work.
2.
Chiefly Hawaii and California. a sandal held on the foot by a strap between the big toe and the next toe.
adjective
3.
moving forward; advancing.
4.
enterprising:
a go-ahead Yankee peddler.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase go ahead
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Examples for go-ahead
  • The new law gives the secretary of homeland security the go-ahead to waive any other.
  • Then the humidity dropped, and the telescope operator gave the go-ahead.
  • If the project gets the go-ahead, he says the experiment may take a decade to set up.
  • However, after the initial test runs, the go-ahead was given this week for further underwater applications.
  • It could fly within five years of getting the go-ahead.
  • Officials hint that the go-ahead for such a resumption would be given only if no negotiations had begun by then.
  • The final go-ahead for the telescope's construction is expected later this year.
British Dictionary definitions for go-ahead

go ahead

verb
1.
(intransitive, adverb) to start or continue, often after obtaining permission
noun
2.
(informal) the go-ahead, permission to proceed
adjective
3.
enterprising or ambitious
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