- to give permission to proceed; authorize: The renovation project was green-lighted by the board of directors.
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Examples from the Web for green-lit
The grainy, green-lit night-vision shots on cable TV of fireballs arcing into Afghan targets seemed to fill a need for revenge.Will Obama’s Troops Plan Work?
The Daily Beast
June 23, 2011
P.S.: Joan and Melissa just got green-lit for a reality show for WE about Joan moving in with Melissa, Cooper, and Jason in L.A..My Seder with Joan and Melissa Rivers
March 30, 2010
They ran through a series of green-lit chambers, traversed a broad hall, and halted before a giant bronze door.
Sword in hand, he hurried noiselessly on through a maze of green-lit or shadowy rooms and halls.