See also: go ahead
- Approval, agreement, or instruction to begin or proceed.
- You can start as soon as you get the go-ahead from the president.
- 2020 June 3, Lilian Greenwood talks to Paul Stephen, “Rail's 'underlying challenges' remain”, in Rail, page 34:
- Greenwood's time as TSC [Transport Select Committee] chairman came to an end late last year, when MPs finally gave the go-ahead to an early General Election so that the Brexit deadlock in Parliament could be broken.
- (comparable) Progressive; exerting leadership.
- I work for a very go-ahead company that's always looking for new ideas.
- 1906, Arthur Lincoln Haydon, The Book of the V. C., page 150:
- This turbulent ruler was a very go-ahead monarch indeed. He organised a splendid army, well-drilled and well-equipped with modern arms
- 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 587:
- "The Sultan's go-ahead, modern in some of his views."
- (comparable) Dashing; energetic.
- (sports, not comparable) Being a score which gives the scoring team or player the lead in the game.
- The pitcher gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning.
- (sports score): game-winning
- (sports score): game-tying