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Go-ahead   /goʊ-əhˈɛd/   Listen
Go-ahead

noun
1.
A signal to proceed.  Synonym: green light.
2.
Readiness to embark on bold new ventures.  Synonyms: enterprise, enterprisingness, initiative.






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"Go-ahead" Quotes from Famous Books



... guides! Let Independence, Self-Conceit, and Go-ahead undervalue them, if they will; but I, Sola Foemina, (for that is the name I go by,) of Ignorance, (the place I hail from,) casting up my unbalanced accounts, (with a view to settling,) find a large credit due to this class of individuals, which (though I have not the means to meet) ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864 • Various

... know, will you?' he says. He always was comical, jest as comical as he could be. 'Get down there and look at her snout,' he said to me. 'Find out which of us is going to sink.' That was Fred all over—one of these fellows, all bluster, where it's a bucket of wind against a thimbleful of go-ahead." ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1919 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... In the smart, go-ahead set wherein he had moved when he was still in the Navy opinion regarding him had been divided. There were some who refused to believe the truth of the scandals circulated concerning him, while others believed and quickly embellished ...
— Hushed Up - A Mystery of London • William Le Queux

... him to get some one else. He said, "Pretty slim chances, but we will pray about it." He and I went up to Sixty-seventh Street, where Mrs. Ranney was working as laundress, and after a little talk we came to the point. I was a go-ahead man, and tried every way to get her to promise to come down, but she wouldn't say yes. I'll never forget that night in the laundry if I live a hundred years; she took no stock in me at all. I was giving it up as a bad job; she wouldn't come, and that settled it. ...
— Dave Ranney • Dave Ranney



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



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