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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In November last year, the Biden administration gave the go-ahead for a five-year study on ways to reflect or otherwise engineer the effects of the sun’s rays. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 2 Mar. 2023 The acquisition needs the go-ahead from two government committees, one headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the other by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajesh Roy, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 After getting the go-ahead, Koch unlocks the racks with one shot, cackling with glee as the deer run off unscathed. Steven Hill, Field & Stream, 28 Feb. 2023 Jesse Ylonen scored the go-ahead goal with 10 minutes remaining and the Montreal Canadiens beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 at SAP Center on Tuesday night. Max Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Feb. 2023 Gavin Prewitt had the go-ahead sacrifice fly driving in Reed Mety. al, 27 Feb. 2023 Read full article Malik Monk scored a career-high 45 points, De’Aaron Fox had the go-ahead basket and finished with 42, and Sacramento outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers 176-175 in double overtime. Joe Reedy,, 25 Feb. 2023 In the second half, Peterson set up Izzy Lewis for the go-ahead goal for Benjamin Franklin, and then scored her second goal of the game, which was the clincher for the Chargers and put the game on ice. Alex Chenevey, The Arizona Republic, 18 Feb. 2023 The ground was frozen in January 2021 when production designer Christian Goldbeck gave diggers the go-ahead to start carving out hundreds of meters of trenches across an area the size of four football fields. CNN, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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“The go-ahead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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