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.


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

Nearby words

  1. go with the flow,
  2. go without,
  3. go without saying,
  4. go wrong,
  5. go, goes, going,
  6. go-around,
  7. go-away bird,
  8. go-between,
  9. go-by,
  10. go-cart

Origin of go-ahead

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

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