goahead

go-ahead

[goh-uh-hed]
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:
1830–40, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase go ahead

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  1. n.
    permission to proceed; the signal to go ahead. (See also say-so.) : I gave him the go-ahead, and the tanks started moving in.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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