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 Earlier this week, four U.S. officials, who requested anonymity, said President Joe Biden had given Ukraine the go-ahead to use American weaponry to strike inside Russia for the limited purpose of defending Kharkiv. Samya Kullab and Elise Morton, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 June 2024 Anton Lundell scored the go-ahead goal and Sam Bennett added an empty-netter in the closing minutes of the third period. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 1 June 2024 Nathan Berry attempted a safety squeeze, but Bradley fielded the bunt and tossed it to his catcher Ray Corona who applied the tag, cutting down the go-ahead run. Mike Waters, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 May 2024 Miller departed with a 5-4 lead, the go-ahead run coming on Tommy Molina’s two-out homer in the seventh. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2024 Senior infielder Collier Cranford provided a sac fly to center for the go-ahead run. Maddie Hartley, Kansas City Star, 21 May 2024 Junior Riley Vasile, picking an apropos way to celebrate her birthday, scored three goals, including the go-ahead goal on a free position with 9:29 to play. Rich Scherr, Baltimore Sun, 10 May 2024 Ferazzi snapped this shot as Shohei Ohtani slid safely into home to score the go-ahead run on a Will Smith single Friday night against the Reds. Christian Orozco, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2024 That won’t be the case in 2024 with Mystik Dan getting the go-ahead from his trainer Kenny McPeek on Saturday after the 3-year-old’s post-race recovery went well. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024

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

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