get the go-ahead
the green light
get the green light
To receive the permission or signal to start or to proceed.
Получить разрешение или сигнал для начала работы.
We had to wait until we got the go-ahead on our research project.
We got the green light to begin a study of the security problems at our school.
Мы получили добро начать исследование проблем безопасности в нашей школе.
get through one's head
To understand or believe.
Jack couldn't get it through his head that his father wouldn't let him go to camp if his grades didn't improve.
At last Mary got it through her head that she had failed to pass the test.
To make someone understand or believe.
I'll get it through his head if it takes all night.
To begin to do something; not wait. When you take an action you have already considered doing, you go ahead with the action.
The teacher told the students not to write on the paper yet, but John went ahead and wrote his name.
I've decided to go ahead with my plan to reorganize the company.
After she learned about Jim's drug problem, Raquel went ahead with the marriage anyway.
When you tell people to go ahead, you tell them to do something without any further delay or hesitation. If you are in a position of authority and you tell someone to go ahead with an action, you give permission for that action.
"May I ask you a question?" "Go ahead."
What are you waiting for? Go ahead.
Yes, go ahead and leave work early. It's no problem.
go over one's head
To be too difficult to understand.
Penny complains that what her math teacher says simply goes over her head.
To do something without the permission of one's superior.
Fred went over his boss's head when he signed the contract on his own.
go to one's head
To make one dizzy.
Beer and wine go to a person's head.
Looking out the high window went to the woman's head.
To make someone too proud; make a person think he is too important.
Being the star player went to John's head.
The girl's fame as a movie actress went to her head.
When you give people permission to perform an action, you give them the go-ahead.
We approved his plan and gave him the go-ahead.
The Food and Drug Administration gave the pharmaceutical company the go-ahead to test the drug on humans.
good head on one's shoulders
Good sense; good judgment.
Jack has a good head on his shoulders; he never drives too fast.
Alice is a girl with a good head on her shoulders, she always keeps good company.
George showed he had a good head on his shoulders by refusing to cheat.
hang one's head
To bend your head forward in shame.
Johnny hung his head when the teacher asked him if he broke the window.