give (one) the OK

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give (one) the OK

To tell one that it is permissible to do something. Don't worry, the boss gave me the OK to work overtime this week.
See also: give, OK

give somebody/get the OˈK/oˈkay

(informal) give somebody/receive approval or permission: I’m waiting to get the OK before I start on the project.He can’t start until his boss gives him the OK.
See also: get, give, OK, okay, somebody
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But his recovery appears to have gone very well and the physios gave him the OK to come and do some training with us.
Craig admits he will be missing his eldest daughter's 17th birthday but she gave him the OK to go in the jungle.
Once paramedics gave him the OK the event started again.
As I was being stretchered away from the aircraft I saw one of the pilots on the right-hand side looking at me and I gave him the OK sign with my hand.
Bin Laden trusted him with his life and gave him the ok to deliver video tapes he recorded.
McCarthy worked there as a sound engineer, and his boss gave him the OK to work on his own project once everyone had gone home for the day.
BBC1 producers gave him the OK to bare his legs - but Kenny yesterday said they were scared of a "wardrobe malfunction".
But Robson talked pounds 6million man Bellamy into believing he still had a future in the game and gave him the OK to play for Wales against Italy in Milan's San Siro in the vital Euro 2004 qualifier on Saturday.
After having lunch with Queensland opposition leader Rob Borbidge, `Aussie Joe' said he was ready for a tilt at a Gold Coast seat for the conservative National Party - if his wife gave him the OK.
But he did have to walk with the aid of crutches for six months, curtailing any physical activity - including his beloved baseball - until doctors gave him the OK to resume his fast-paced routine in August.
Eriksson's diplomatic language masked the deal-cutting that went on before Fergie gave him the OK to include four Old Trafford players in his party.