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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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