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a green-colored traffic light used to signal drivers, pedestrians, etc., that they may proceed.
authorization; approval; permission: The railroad has been given the green light on the proposed fare increase.
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verb (used with object), green·-light·ed or green·-lit, green·-light·ing.
to give permission to proceed; authorize: The renovation project was green-lighted by the board of directors.
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How to use green light in a sentence
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Paula Froelich|March 30, 2010|DAILY BEAST
New York novelist Jonathan Ames, 44, is getting green-lit all over these days.New York's Cult Literary Hero, Jonathan Ames, Hits It Big|Deborah Schoeneman|February 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST
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.
"One moment more, sir," and a spiteful green lit up the little piggish eyes.Officer And Man|Louis Becke
British Dictionary definitions for green light
a signal to go, esp a green traffic light
permission to proceed with a project
verb greenlight -lights, -lighting or -lighted (tr)
to permit (a project, etc) to proceed
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