Are we <go> for an emergency landing?

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-- I want to know what the weather conditions are in Albuquerque. Are we go for an emergency landing?
The X-Files, TV series

Collins dictionary:
76) (postpositive) informal
functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronautics
all systems are go

Am I right?
Thank you.
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    Yes, you are right. The metaphor is of a traffic light. Red for stop, green for go.
    "Are we go" means do we have the green light, are we prepared, is everything in place, are we ready, etc.

    Thunderbirds are go!.
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