Get the green light

Do you know the English idiom “to get the green light“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Oliver: Have you started that new marketing project yet?

Ella: I’m going to start today. I just got the green light from the boss this morning.

Does it mean:

a) get permission to do something

b) get money to do something

c) get a loan to do something

d) be asked to do something

The answer is below! ↓

black traffic light

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Answer: a) get permission to do something