Examples of green light in a Sentence
we were given the green light to use the town commons for our fund-raiser
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The light for traffic on Oakley was red, and a Dodge Charger was heading west on Van Buren, through a green light at Oakley.
The International Court of Justice ruled that France must treat the mansion as Equatorial Guinea’s diplomatic mission but gave the green light for the trial, despite Obiang’s claims of diplomatic immunity.
Over the summer, before HBO had even given the show a green light, the network closed a deal with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) to star in the upcoming third season.
Raising the debt ceiling is like giving Treasury the green light to keep paying what the United States owes for services and benefits that had already been approved by Congress and included in the budget.
On Thursday, an FDA advisory panel gave the green light for the therapy, which can improve the vision of people with a rare genetic disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA).
The scrutiny in China has shown signs of easing: In September, Chinese state media praised HNA’s CWT deal and the government gave the green light to a unit’s purchase of Glencore Plc assets.
When will the front office and coaching staff give Trubisky the green light?
The taste ranges from over-the-top Clarke Griswold-level decorating to more simple and understated styles, like the sailboat with small green lights that form a Christmas tree in place of the sail.
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Origin and Etymology of green light
First Known Use: 1937See Words from the same year
green light Synonyms
Synonymsallowance, authorization, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, permission, leave, license (or licence), sanction, sufferance, warrant
Antonymsinterdiction, prohibition, proscription
Related Wordsimprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grant
Near Antonymsdenial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusion
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