get\ the\ go-ahead

• get the go-ahead
• the green light
v. phr.
To receive the permission or signal to start or to proceed.

We had to wait until we got the go-ahead on our research project.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get\ the\ green\ light — • get the go ahead • the green light v. phr. To receive the permission or signal to start or to proceed. We had to wait until we got the go ahead on our research project …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • get\ the\ better\ of — • get the better of • get the best of v. phr. 1. To win over, beat; defeat. Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter. George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers. When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ the\ jump\ on — • get the jump on • have the jump on v. phr. slang To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race. Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the start — 1. Be first, be ahead, get the lead. 2. Start first, be or get ahead at the start, get a lead at starting …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the jump on — or[have the jump on] {v. phr.}, {slang} To get ahead of; start before (others); have an advantage over. * /Don t let the other boys get the jump on you at the beginning of the race./ * /Our team got the jump on their rivals in the first minutes… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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