give or get the green light
- To give or get the green light is defined as to grant permission to go forward with something or to receive permission to do so.
- An example of give the green light is when you approve and give permission for your daughter to go to a party.
- An example of get the green light is when your daughter is told she can go ahead and go.
give (or get) the green light
Variant of green light
Informal permission or authorization to proceed with some undertaking, as a project to make a film from a proposed script
usually in give (or get) the green light
Origin of green lightin allusion to the green “go” signal of a traffic light