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Go-ahead   /goʊ-əhˈɛd/   Listen

A signal to proceed.  Synonym: green light.
Readiness to embark on bold new ventures.  Synonyms: enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative.

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"Go-ahead" Quotes from Famous Books

... morbidity of Mr. M'Fadden's mind; but his last observation, showing how slender is the cord between life and death, proved what was uppermost in his mind. "You'll allow I'm an honest man? I have great faith in your opinion, Doctor! And if I have been rather go-ahead with my niggers, my virtue in business matters can't be sprung," he mutters. The physician endeavours to calm his anxiety, by telling him he is a perfect model of goodness,—a just, honest, fearless, and enterprising planter; and that these attributes ...
— Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter • F. Colburn Adams

... with distended nostrils and wild eyes, was pawing the air madly with her fore legs. Chris threw himself forward against her neck to keep her from falling backward, and at the same time touched her with the spurs to compel her to drop her fore feet to the ground in order to obey the go-ahead impulse of the spurs. ...
— Moon-Face and Other Stories • Jack London

Words linked to "Go-ahead" :   go ahead, traffic light, enterprise, initiative, drive, traffic signal, stoplight

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