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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.
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.