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green-light

verb (used with object), green-lighted or green-lit, green-lighting.
1.
to give permission to proceed; authorize:
The renovation project was green-lighted by the board of directors.
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green-light

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To approve; sanction: Who in the world thought that Levinson's screenplay should be green-lighted? (1968+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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