go-ahead

[goh-uh-hed]

noun

permission or a signal to proceed: They got the go-ahead on the construction work.
Chiefly Hawaii and California. a sandal held on the foot by a strap between the big toe and the next toe.

adjective

moving forward; advancing.
enterprising: a go-ahead Yankee peddler.

Origin of go-ahead

1830–40, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase go ahead
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