give the green light

give sb/sth the green light AND give sb/sth a green light (to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen) — дать зеленую улицу, дать разрешение

Example 1: They've just been given the green light to build two new supermarkets in the region. (CIDI)

Example 2: The local prefect has given the green light to the dam at Serre de la Fare. (CIDI)

Example 3: She's waiting for her doctor to give her the green light to play in Saturday's game.

Example 4: The House of Representatives gave a green light to oil exploration off the East Coast. (CDAmId)

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