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go-ahead

noun [S] uk   /ˈɡəʊ.ə.hed/ us    /ˈɡoʊ-/
an occasion when permission is given for someone to start doing something or for an event or activity to happen: The government has given the go-ahead for a multi-billion pound road-building project. We're ready to start but we're still waiting to get the go-ahead from our head office.
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go-ahead

adjective uk   /ˈɡəʊ.ə.hed/ us    /ˈɡoʊ-/
enthusiastic about using new products and modern methods of doing things: We have a flexitime system and crèche facilities and like to think of ourselves as a go-ahead employer.
(Definition of go-ahead noun, adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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