If you give or get the green light, you give or get a signal or authorization to do something.
We're ready to launch the campaign as soon as we get the green light.
hold the reins The person who holds the reins is someone who is in complete control of a company, firm or organization.
He's been holding the reins for over 20 years and intends to continue for as long as possible.
on its knees
When something such as a country or organization is on its knees, or brought to its knees, it is in a very weak situation.
The civil war brought the country to its knees.
irradiation: A process that uses radiation to reduce or destroy bacteria and germs in food products in order to prevent illnesses and to lengthen the shelf life of the products.
Some people are unsure of the long-term health effects of irradiated food.
landfill:A landfill is an area designated to receive household garbage, solid waste and construction debris. Also referred to as a garbage dump.
Synonyms and Antonyms
1. to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) In a true democracy, a person can freely express his or her views.
Synonyms of- express air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voice
Words Related to- express advertise, announce, declare, enunciate, proclaim, say broadcast, ci culate, disseminate, publish describe, write, write up sound off, speak out, speak up chime in communicate, convey, put across, put over offer.
Near Antonyms of- express censor, restrain, restrict
Antonyms of- express stifle, suppress
2. to apply external pressure on so as to force out the juice or contents of Except as a fun event at festivals, nowadays people do not make wine by expressing grapes with their feet.
Synonyms of- express crush, mash, press, squeeze
Words Related to- express ream pulp, puree (or purée) extract, extrude
3. to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind An upraised thumb is a gesture expressing approval or encouragement.
Synonyms of- express denote, import, intend, mean, signify, spell
Words Related to- express connote, imply, suggest hint, infer, insinuate, intimate embody, epitomize, personify, represent, symbol, symbolize advert, allude (to), cite, instance, mention, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon) designate, indicate, point (to), signal
4. to convey in appropriate or telling terms Could you express your opinion of the book?
Synonyms of- express
articulate, clothe, couch, formulate, phrase, put, say, state, word
Words Related to- express craft, framehint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest araphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translatecommunicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize.