green light

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of green light

:authority or permission to proceed

green-light

play \ˈgrēn-ˌlīt\ transitive verb

Examples of green light in a Sentence

  1. we were given the green light to use the town commons for our fund-raiser

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Origin and Etymology of green light

from the green traffic light which signals permission to proceed



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