the go-ahead

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

go-ahead play
  1. : marked by energy and enterprise : progressive

  2. : indicating that one may proceed

  3. : being a score that gives a team the lead in a game

  1. : energy, spirit

  2. : one possessing go-ahead

  3. : a sign, signal, or authority to proceed : green light


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