green light

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A traffic light in its green state .

Etymology:

  • From the standard red-green color scheme used in traffic lights and railway signals.
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The drive home was much faster than usual; somehow we managed to hit every green light.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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green lightApproval, or permission to proceed.
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lumina verde

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