the go-ahead


: permission to do something
We've finally been given the go-ahead for the project.
The company received/got the go-ahead to manufacture the new drug.

Examples of the go-ahead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nick Gordon scored the go-ahead run on an error in the seventh inning to fuel the visiting Miami Marlins to a 2-1 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Miami Herald, 26 June 2024 Taylor Swift makes a sartorial statement at the American Music Awards After some back and forth between Swift and Big Machine Records, the singer was given the go-ahead to sing her early hits at the AMAs. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 25 June 2024 With incomplete information from Norfolk Southern, the NTSB said, local and state officials had only 13 minutes to decide whether to give the go-ahead. Justine McDaniel, Washington Post, 25 June 2024 These come just over a month since the United States gave Ukraine the go-ahead to strike into Russian territory using U.S.-made weapons. Christopher McFadden, Interesting Engineering, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the go-ahead 

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“The go-ahead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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