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"green-light" in British English

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green-lightverb [T]

US
to give ​permission for something to ​happen: If we can't do this ​movie for $5 million, the ​studio is not going to green-light it.
(Definition of green-light from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"green light" in American English

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green lightnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡrin ˈlɑɪt/
a ​trafficsignal with the green ​partlit as a ​signal that it is ​safe to go: Wait for the green light before ​crossing the ​street. fig. A green light is also ​permission to do something: The developers were given a green light to go ​forward with the ​project.
(Definition of green light from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"green light" in Business English

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green lightnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us  
permission to ​start doing something: the green light for sth They ​finally got the ​greenlight for their ​project.the green light to do sth The ​Commission gave us the ​greenlight to ​startnegotiations. The best that ​investors can hope for is that the ​report will be seen as a ​greenlight for ​takeovers.

green lightverb [T]

(also green-light, greenlight) uk   us  
to give ​permission for someone to do something or for something to ​happen: The ​committee must greenlight the ​proposal before it goes to the Board.
(Definition of green light from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “green-light”
in Turkish izin, müsaade…
in Russian разрешение, зеленый свет…
in Polish zielone światło…
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