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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 of go-ahead
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase go ahead
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  • Tired as they were, the girls of the go-ahead Club made their paddles fly for another half-hour.

    Wyn's Camping Days Amy Bell Marlowe
  • It certainly was, and the members of the go-ahead Club were delighted.

    A Little Miss Nobody Amy Bell Marlowe
  • She had a go-ahead, very independent manner, and was the sort of girl who would be idolized by the weaker members of the school.

    Light O' The Morning L. T. Meade
  • "We must make 'The Mercury' a go-ahead, up-to-date paper," said Cairns.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • Then he would break off, and again suddenly take up the first motive with a sort of go-ahead daring.

    A Sportsman's Sketches Ivan Turgenev

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