Definition of 'green light'
Example sentences containing 'green light'
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Regulators could force the companies to sell assets before giving the green light. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Keep explanations simple if you want an official green light. The Sun (2017)Meanwhile, a family project gets the green light. The Sun (2017)If neither side were vulnerable, the green light would be flashing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The change has been given the green light for very clear and specific reasons: to produce more attacking rugby and to produce more tries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A creative project you share with a practical friend gets the green light - and both fashion and sport could be involved. The Sun (2016)Regional police forces will continue to run their own armed units, left, if the plan gets the green light. The Sun (2016)The club didn't tell me to leave or give me the green light to go - and then the transfer window ended. The Sun (2016)ONE of my all-time favourite sitcoms has been given the green light to return and will soon be back after a ten-year absence. The Sun (2017)You find it easier to deal with officials and get the green light for a personal project. The Sun (2013)And you could get the green light for a project that means a lot to the family. The Sun (2014)Fertility chiefs have given ministers the green light to legalise the technique. The Sun (2013)The world is giving you a green light to get plans moving today. The Sun (2015)An important project gets the green light. The Sun (2012)The plans you truly care about get the green light. The Sun (2014)Expect the car to get the green light and go on sale early next year. The Sun (2013)The new moon gives the green light to work plans that have been on your mind all year. The Sun (2014)You can talk to officials and get the green light for key projects including setting up your own business. The Sun (2012)The moon spins into your birth sign and gives the green light to a project you sense could transform your future. The Sun (2009)He was given the green light to return home after being embroiled in a family row having accused his mother of witchcraft. The Sun (2014)Or, why not use red and green lights? The Sun (2015)Red light tells you to go there, green light somewhere else. The Sun (2014)The club gave me a green light to leave under certain conditions, which have been met. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Despite demonstrations by opponents, planning officers had recommended giving the green light. The Sun (2015)Dover gets green light, but is it going anywhere? Times, Sunday Times (2011)And they would just need the green light from the Real player to make a bid. The Sun (2015)The lights would detect when all vehicles were braking sufficiently to stop in time and instantly would give a green light to opposing traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Find the fairly wide fairway and you will feel you've got the green light to go for it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The family of up to ten escaped plans for a cull, instead getting the green light to go free. The Sun (2015)The police officer shouts at other drivers to get off the lane, green lights at the traffic lights are arranged when you approach them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The sharper and more decisive part of your personality takes over, helping you cut through delays and get a green light for your projects. The Sun (2014)
Synonyms of 'green light'
authorization, sanction, approval, go-ahead
Trends of 'green light'
Used Occasionally. green light is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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